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.

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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.