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Authorities to continue search for drowning victim today
Missing Cumming man's body recovered
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Authorities Sunday night called off the search for the body of a man who dived off a boat on Lake Lanier earlier in the day and tried to swim ashore.

The incident took place next to Sunset Cove in South Hall, said Robin Hill, spokeswoman for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

Six people were on the boat when the incident occurred. Authorities received the call at 5:40 p.m., Hill said.

Emergency responders called off rescue efforts about 1« hours later. Authorities then began searching for the man's body.

Other details, including the swimmer's name, weren't available late Sunday.

Rescue workers will continue the search today, weather permitting, Hill said.

Also on Sunday, Forsyth County officials said authorities had recovered the body of Stephen Bryk, 62, of Cumming, from Lake Lanier.

Bryk's family had reported on Aug. 24 that Bryk 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 are no visual signs of foul play."


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