A 20-year-old man drowned while swimming in Lake Lanier over the Memorial Day weekend.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said that its game wardens responded to the scene to assist in locating the man using side scan sonar. The body of the man, who was not identified, was then recovered by the county fire department.
Lake Lanier, on the outskirts of Atlanta, was created by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the 1950s, in part for flood management. At its deepest, the lake is roughly 160 feet deep, according to the Corps.
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The area is a popular tourist and recreational destination and has been the site of numerous drownings over the years.