Warrant: Georgia woman pushing man off boat led to drownings

LINCOLNTON, Ga. — An Augusta woman has been arrested for involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct after police alleged she pushed a man who couldn’t swim into a lake in April. Shontover Kirkland turned herself in to Lincoln County sheriff’s deputies on Thursday. She’s accused of causing the deaths of Edward Lee Kirk and Eynn Wilson by pushing Kirk into the lake. Wilson, Kirk’s best friend, jumped into the water to try to save him. Both drowned, with divers finding the men’s bodies about a week later. The drownings happened at Lake Strom Thurmond, also known as Clarks Hill Lake.

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