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Body of Hall County man recovered from Lake Lanier after drowning, deputies say

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HALL COUNTY, Ga. — The body of a Hall County man was pulled from Lake Lanier Saturday after it was discovered at a park, deputies said.

A 61-year-old man was recovered after deputies said he drowned near a boat ramp at Bolding Mill Park, Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies said. His body was taken away to have an autopsy completed.

Deputies initially began the investigation Saturday morning at 10:20 a.m. Bolding Mill Park is now closed to all visitors and deputies said it may be closed for multiple hours. They warned the public to avoid that area at the time.

His body was found just before 12:30 p.m. by Georgia Department of Natural Resources and a diver from the Hall County Dive Team.

Hall County Sheriff's Office and Georgia DNR are working on the investigation and have not released any more details.

The body was found just five minutes before a helicopter crashed and killed one person on a road near Lake Lanier in Gainesville Saturday afternoon.

RELATED: Helicopter crash kills 1 in Hall County, closes busy road near Lake Lanier, deputies say

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