x
Breaking News
More () »

Atlanta's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Atlanta, Georgia | 11alive.com

Body of missing swimmer recovered from Lake Lanier

DNR officials discovered the body on Tuesday after searching the lake for four days.

HALL COUNTY, Ga. — After scouring Lake Lanier since Saturday, search crews have recovered the body of a missing 28-year-old.

The body of the victim surfaced within the search area and was recovered Tuesday around 10:30 a.m., according Mark McKinnon, the Public Affairs Officer for the Department of Natural Resources. 

The victim was identified as Bentley Nwgbara of Stone Mountain. Nwgbara was last seen Saturday diving into the lake near Harbor Landing.

RELATED: Search underway for possible drowning victim on Lake Lanier

The search took four days and included teams from the DNR, Hall County Fire Services, the Hall County Sheriff's Office, and the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. The Hall county dive team dove in the area and DNR Aviation searched the shore, as well. A sector scan, side scan sonar, and a Remote Operated Vehicle were also used in the search.

RELATED: Still no sign of 28-year-old last seen diving into Lake Lanier, says DNR

Nwgbara's body was released to the Hall County Coroner for further review.

OTHER HEADLINES: 

Georgia DNR reports 3 drownings, 1 boating death across state over holiday weekend

Georgia Department of Public Safety headquarters attacked, damaged by protesters

Man who died after jumping from moving boat on Lake Lanier identified