HALL COUNTY, Ga. -- Hall County officials have confirmed a capsized boat on Lake Lanier but whether it was previously occupied is still unknown.

Officials with Hall County Fire Services said a 20 foot boat was found partially submerged in Sunset Cove Saturday afternoon.  The department then deployed its marine rescue team to look for victims or injuries.

However, initial reports from rescuers on the scene are that other boaters removed the occupants before first responders arrived.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has been contacted for further investigation. As of about 5:20 p.m., the boat was being secured.