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Man who rescued ejected jetskiers recognized with valor award
Citizen valor award
From left, Chief Tim Satterfield, Michael Hall, Chief Lanier Swafford and Chief Jason Dooley. - photo by Allie Dean
A man who came to the aid of four injured ejected jetskiers one night in August was recognized last week at the Dawson County Board of Commissioners meeting with the 2017 Citizen Valor Award. The award was presented to Michael Hall, who at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 31 witnessed a collision between two personal watercraft near his home on the Chestatee River portion of Lake Lanier. Hall immediately boarded his boat and went to the scene of the wreck, where he found four teenage boys that had been ejected from their watercrafts into the water, according to a report written by Battalion Chief James Dooley.