The Hall County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team recovered Sunday’s drowning victim just before noon Monday near the equestrian area of Lake Lanier Islands.
Chief Deputy Jeff Strickland with the sheriff’s office identified the man as Lurie Ray Collins, 23, of Houston. He was found about 35 feet from shore in 25 feet of water using side scan sonar, he said.
He went missing at about 5:40 p.m. Sunday after jumping off a boat near Sunset Cove in South Hall and trying to swim ashore, according to Robin Hill, spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Six people were on the boat when the incident occurred.
Emergency responders searched Sunday night but called off rescue efforts after about 1« hours, resuming them on Monday morning.
Also this weekend, Forsyth County officials said authorities recovered the body of Stephen Bryk, 62, of Cumming, from Lake Lanier.
Bryk’s family had reported on Aug. 24 that he was missing from home.
During the ensuing search, authorities determined that he had taken his pontoon boat out of its dock and onto Lake Lanier, said Capt. Tim House of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office.
The boat was discovered during a search that had involved the sheriff’s office, Forsyth County Fire Department and DNR. It appeared to have had mechanical problems.
Bryk was not on the boat and authorities couldn’t find him in the area.
His body was found Saturday in the 8200 block of Dogwood Trail on Lake Lanier.
Kip Adams of the Forsyth County Coroner’s Office said there were no signs of foul play.