Man’s body pulled from Lake Lanier

The body of a 58-year-old man was pulled from Lake Lanier on Sunday, officials said.

John Lawrence Stanford was found in the water at the Aqualand Marina about 9:30 a.m., Hall County sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Stephen Wilbanks said in a news release. 

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Stanford had been staying on a friend’s boat and the owner found his body, Wilbanks said. 

His mother, Mary Jones of Fayetteville, said Stanford had a home in Orlando, Fla., but had been working in the Conyers area. He was the father of two, Jones said.

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No foul play is suspected and there were no obvious signs of trauma, Wilbanks said. Stanford had last been seen Saturday.

An investigation is ongoing. 

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