Members of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Dive and Rescue Team search the lagoon at Jaycee Landing. The team members searched for hours late into the night Sunday before finding the victim midmorning Monday

Jesup dentist dies in drowning incident

Well-known local dentist Dr. Gary Alan Lewis died in a drowning incident over the weekend.

Wayne County 911 received a call at around 10:30 a.m. Sunday reporting a possible missing person at Jaycee Landing. Wayne County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the landing, and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources responded to the scene.

Lewis’ truck was found on the boat ramp with the driver’s door open and the engine running. A search was begun along areas of the Altamaha River, where reports indicated that Lewis may have been.

(Editor's note: Please see Wednesday's edition of The Press-Sentinel for more information. Also, funeral arrangements will be posted when available.)

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