Body of man pulled from Lake Lanier Sunday - FOX 13 News

Body of man pulled from Lake Lanier Sunday

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Authorities in Hall County have recovered the body of a 55-year-old man near Aqualand Marina Sunday morning.

A spokesperson for the Department of Natural Resources tells FOX 5 News that a man walking his dog along the shoreline just before 10:30 a.m. Sunday alerted authorities after finding an overturned Jon Boat and a debris field nearby.

Divers found the body of Robert A. Armistead, 55, of Hoschton in about 6 feet of water near the 6800 block of Lights Ferry Road. Family members told authorities that the man had set out on day-long fishing trip on Lake Lanier earlier that morning.

The cause of death has not yet been determined pending the outcome of an autopsy.

Officials are treating the investigation as a boating accident. Rangers with the Department of Natural Resources plan to reconstruct the scene to see if they can determine what happened.

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