A man who died Monday night after being pulled from the Forsyth County portion of Lake Lanier was a Gwinnett County resident, a sheriff’s spokesman said.
Ali Ismaili, 23, of Buford, was found by rescue crews about 7:45 p.m., Cpl. Doug Rainwater of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.
The incident occurred at West Bank Park in Cumming, according to Rainwater.
Officials found the victim near the shore in about 30 minutes, according to fire officials. The man, who had been swimming with friends, was taken to Northside Hospital Forsyth in Cumming, where he was pronounced dead.
Crews from Gwinnett County and the state Department of Natural Resources also responded to the scene.
According to the DNR, there have been five water-related deaths at the lake this year.
The body of Teresa Ann Graham, 51, of Hall County, was pulled from the lake July 17 soon after her husband noticed her missing, according to authorities.
Officials are still searching for Madeline Sinagra, a 31-year-old Atlanta woman who has been missing since July 22. She jumped off a sailboat to go for a swim and the boat drifted away from her, officials said.
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