Investigators working to identify body found floating in Lake Lanier

HALL COUNTY, Ga. — Deputies said they are working to identify a body found floating in Lake Lanier Tuesday afternoon.

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office said the body was found around 5:15 p.m. by someone on a personal watercraft. The body was located around 100 yards from the shore of Old Federal Campground.

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The Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR), Hall County Fire Services and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers all responded to the call.


The DNR and sheriff’s office Marine Unit recovered the body, which is that of a white man. Investigators said the body had been in the water for approximately a week.

Investigators said they have no means to identify the body, so the remains have been sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation crime lab for autopsy.

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Anyone with information on the case can contact Investigators at 770-533-7187.