May 29, 2022–9:22 p.m.
A five-year-old child from Calhoun drowned in Lake Allatoona Saturday.
Georgia Department of Natural Resources game wardens responded to the Clear Creek area at around 2:30 p.m.
According to witnesses, the boy was playing on a float in the lake and a few minutes later he was missing from the float.
The game wardens located the victim with side-scan sonar in approximately six feet of water and the Bartow County Dive Team recovered the victim’s body at 4:35 p.m.
The victim has been identified as Kaiden Franklin had just graduated kindergarten at Model Elementary School.
The school posted the following on its Facebook page Sunday:
“Our deepest pain is having to share the passing of one of our own school babies. Our hearts are broken to have to share this news with our school family. Model faMily and friends, please keep the family of Kaiden Franklin in your thoughts and prayers. Our precious Kaiden just graduated kindergarten but passed away from a water accident yesterday at Lake Allatoona.”
Donations are being collected for the family.
You can get more information HERE.