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UPDATE: Bodies of missing Ky. men recovered from lake in Georgia after boating accident

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Melissa & Art McMahan (photo courtesy: Facebook) Melissa & Art McMahan (photo courtesy: Facebook)
Anthony & Tammy Reece (photo courtesy: Facebook) Anthony & Tammy Reece (photo courtesy: Facebook)

HALL COUNTY, Ga. (WDRB) -- Authorities say the bodies of two Kentucky men were recovered Sunday morning from Lake Lanier in Georgia after a boating accident. The men were found after searchers located the bodies of two Kentucky women, who also went missing when the group's boat capsized.

This is according to Maj. Stephen Adams with the Georgia Dept. of Natural Resources' Law Enforcement Division.

Officials in Georgia have identified the two men as 46-year-old Arthur Gene McMahan of Mount Washington, Kentucky and 44-year-old Anthony Reece Jr. of Columbia, Kentucky. Officials say the men's bodies were found Sunday morning shortly after midnight through the use of sonar technology.

Searchers had previously recovered the bodies of 45-year-old Melissa McMahan, of Mount Washington, and 44-year-old Tammy Reece, of Columbia.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says the speedboat that the four were on capsized Friday in Lake Lanier. 

Witnesses say the boat encountered a wake, then flipped over.

Adams tells WDRB that speed is believed to have been a contributing factor, but it's not clear if speed was the main cause of the accident.

Investigators say the boaters were in town for an annual Poker Run.

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