Body found near Three Sisters Island on Lake Lanier

A body found near Three Sisters Island on Lake Lanier is believed to be a man who went missing in the area last weekend, authorities say.

Kevin Theodore Husum, 23, of Florida, fell from a pontoon boat Aug. 6, went under water and did not resurface, Department of Natural Resources spokesman Mark McKinnon said.

The week-long search covered a large area in water between 40 and 80 feet deep, McKinnon said. Rangers and deputies had been searching for Husum since the incident last weekend, using sonar for the first several days and then performing surface and shore sweeps twice daily. The DNR Aviation Unit also flew the area regularly as part of the search effort.

The boat operator, Kenneth Toller, of Cumming, was arrested on boating under the influence charges.

In another incident on Lake Lanier that occurred on Friday, a 29-year-old man is still missing in the center of the channel between Aqualand Marina and Port Royal Marina.

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Rangers are continuing to search that area using sonar, McKinnon said, but the 125-foot-deep water and the heavy timber along the bottom are making the search very difficult.

The search efforts are primarily being conducted in the evenings and overnight due to heavy boat traffic during the day, McKinnon said.

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