Lawrenceville Man Drowns in Lake Lanier, Hall Officials Say
The man was reportedly trying to get a beach ball when he drowned.
Hall County officials say a Lawrenceville man drowned at Lake Lanier Tuesday evening. He has been identified as 49-year-old Gideon Massey Burt.
Hall County fire Chief David Kimbrell said Burt was in the water near the campground at Lake Lanier Islands when he disappeared around 6:15 Tuesday night. Kimbrell said Burt swam out to get a beach ball, called for help, but was not seen again.
Hall County divers found Burt's body around 7:20pm in water 32 feet deep.
Kimbrell said the Hall County sheriff's department is investigating the death.