Tameka Foster Raymond, Usher’s ex-wife, has launched a petition to have the infamous Lake Lanier drained 11 years after her son’s tragic passing.
Her son, Kile Glover died after being hit with a watercraft while floating on an inner tube on the lake in 2012. Since starting this petition, Raymond has gained over 14,500 out 15,000 signatures.
“As a grieving mother who tragically lost my son Kile far too soon, I am determined to make a difference. That’s why I signed the petition to clean and restore Lake Lanier,” the petition reads.
It continues, “It’s not just about cleaning the lake; it’s about enforcing stricter laws and mandates that have been lax in the past. The ultimate goal is to create a safer environment for everyone and prevent further tragedies. No mother should have to bury her child.”
The petition adds, “Draining, cleaning, and restoring Lake Lanier is not only necessary but also an opportunity to honor the memory of those who have lost their lives and prevent further tragedies.”
Kile Glover’s death isn’t the only one that has taken place at Lake Lanier. “For folks who are familiar with Lake Lanier, a Georgia landmark, these tragic deaths aren’t surprising. Over the years, hundreds of people have died there, making Lake Lanier one of the deadliest lakes in the United States,” as reported by Teen Vogue.
Other reports state that there have been more than 170 boating and drowning related deaths on Lake Lanier between 1994 and 2018.
The man-made lake is said to be haunted as it covers what used to be Oscarville. Oscarville was a thriving Black community during the 1800s Reconstruction Period.
Lake Lanier is the largest lake in Georgia and it covers nearly 60 square miles with waters that are up 160 feet deep.
Do you agree with Tameka Foster Raymond about having this lake drained?