Hall County

Body of 23-year-old man who jumped from pontoon boat recovered from Lake Lanier

HALL COUNTY, Ga. — Crews have recovered the body of a man who jumped off of a pontoon boat on Lake Lanier and didn’t resurface Saturday.

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Game Wardens say they were called out to the lake, near Flat Creek, just outside of Gainesville a little after noon on Saturday.

A man’s body was recovered a little before 1 p.m Sunday via sonar scan at the mouth of Balus Creek on the lake in 40-plus feet of water. The victim has been identified as 23-year old Anthony Saintil, Jr. of Stockbridge.


As the weather warms up and more people are out and on the lakes, DNR and others who patrol the lake to wear life vests while on boats and stay constantly aware of your surroundings.

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