The Hall County dive team found a body Sunday night in Lake Lanier, a law enforcement official said.
The body was reported in the water at 5:54 p.m., said Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes, in the area of Shadburn Ferry Road near the Hall/Gwinnett county line in the Buford area.
The dive team and investigators were sent to retrieve the body and investigate, she said.
Bailes said the body of a white male appeared to have been in the water for “a period of time.” The body will be sent today to DeKalb County for autopsy.
The body had drifted into a cove area behind the 6000 block of Shadburn Ferry Road, she said. A fisherman spotted the floating body and called 911.
When law enforcement arrived, the body was near a private boat dock, Bailes said. The water depth is unknown due to the body having been moved before the divers arrived.