19-year-old drowns trying to swim across cove at popular Georgia lake, officials say
A dive team pulled the body of a 19-year-old from Lake Lanier on Thursday, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources told news outlets.
The teen was attempting to swim across a cove at Young Deer Creek in Forsyth County when he apparently got too tired and went under, Mark McKinnon, a spokesperson for the department, told 11Alive.
A dive team used sonar to find and recover his body from 22-feet-deep water, 11Alive reported. Officials are waiting to release the teen’s name until after his family has been notified.
“It is a very large lake,” McKinnon told McClatchy News in April. “There’s about 8 million visitors a year to Lake Lanier … so there’s a lot of traffic.”
In April, a South Carolina man drowned after strong winds separated him from his boat, McClatchy News reported.
Earlier this month, officials recovered the body of a 23-year-old who jumped off a pontoon boat and never resurfaced, according to WSBTV.