19-year-old’s body pulled from Lake Lanier; victim ID’d

The body of a 19-year-old man was pulled from Lake Lanier on Sunday night.

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The body of a 19-year-old man was pulled from Lake Lanier on Sunday night.

The body of a 19-year-old Gwinnett County man was pulled from Lake Lanier on Sunday night, an official said.

The victim was identified as Stephen Frederick of Peachtree Corners, Hall County sheriff’s spokesman Stephen Wilbanks said Monday.

“At this time, foul play is not suspected,” Wilbanks said.

Emergency officials responded Sunday to the 6700 block of Bass Circle in south Hall County about 9:20 p.m., fire services spokesman Zachary Brackett said.

Responders were told of a man who had jumped off the second story of a dock and had not resurfaced, according to Brackett.

“Hall County Fire Services Marine Rescue recovered the male after approximately 60 minutes of dive operations in 19 feet of water,” Brackett said.

The sheriff’s office, which helped with the incident, will be investigating. Officials with the state Department of Natural Resources also were on the scene.

It is the second drowning this month at the lake.

The body of Jalil Poorak, 59, of Alpharetta, was recovered by the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office and Fire Department on May 13, officials said.

It was the third drowning at Lake Lanier in 2018, according to DNR spokesman Mark McKinnon. There were five last year.

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