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Body of 23-year-old boater recovered from Lake Lanier

Authorities were searching the Flat Creek area.

HALL COUNTY, Ga. — The body of a 23-year-old boater who went missing on Lake Lanier Saturday was recovered nearly 24 hours after authorities said he jumped off a pontoon boat and didn't resurface.

State game wardens have the search for the missing swimmer and using sector scan sonar at the mouth of Balus Creek located him just before 1 p.m.

Georgia Department of Natural Resources spokesperson Mark McKinnon said they confirmed the body with a remote operated vehicle and the Hall County Sheriff's Office dive team made the recovery in 44-feet of water.

The man was identified as Anthony Saintil, Jr, of Stockbridge. 

While unrelated, the incident location reported by DNR is a short distance away from another missing swimmer search. Authorities have been looking for 20-year-old Dorian Adonis Pinson of Greenville, S.C. since April 18.

Pinson was one of three people who got off a rented pontoon boat at Sunrise Cove Marina to swim. Two were rescued but Pinson didn't resurface.

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