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Body of missing Atlanta man recovered from Lake Lanier, Hall County Sheriff says

Terry Daugherty, 57, was reported missing Monday night. After a day-long search, his body was pulled from Lake Lanier.
Credit: Hall County Sheriff's Office

HALL COUNTY, Ga. — An Atlanta man, who was reported missing Monday night, has been found dead in Lake Lanier, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.

Terry Daugherty, 57, was last seen by a friend around 9 p.m. on a dock where he kept his boat at Sunrise Cove Marina Off Flat Creek Road in Hall County. When neighbors woke up Tuesday morning, they were unable to find Daugherty and called authorities to investigate. The sheriff's office issued a missing person alert for Daugherty.

Authorities were not able to find Daugherty after an initial search. The Hall County Sheriff's dive team, along with Hall County Fire Rescue and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, then began searching around the dock. 

The sheriff's office said DNR used its sonar scanner to find Daugherty's body alongside the dock -- close to where Daugherty's boat was secured. 

After a day-long search, the Hall County Fire Rescue used its underwater drone to recover Daugherty's body.

Daugherty's body has been taken to the DeKalb County Medical Examiner's Office to determine his cause of death, the sheriff's office said. 

Credit: Hall County Sheriff's Office

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