Body Found in Lake Lanier Thought to be Missing Boater

Body Found in Lake Lanier Thought to be Missing Boater

Authorities have pulled a body from Lake Lanier that is believed to have been a Florida man who went missing nearly two weeks ago in a boat accident that led to another being charged with BUI.

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Officers with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Forsyth County firefighters recovered the body during a Sunday morning sweep of Lanier’s shoreline, according to the Gainesville Times.

23-year-old Kevin Husum went missing the evening of August 6 and authorities have been searching for him since. The DNR suspects that the body that was found is the Panama City native but have sent the remains to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation for a concrete identification.

Husum was last seen on August 6 when he fell from a pontoon boat into the water near Three Sisters Island. Others on the pontoon boat then called the Hall County Fire Department at 5:55 p.m.

The operator of the boat, Kenneth Toller of Cumming, was charged with boating under the influence and taken into custody.

The DNR launched an exhaustive search and rescue effort in the immediate aftermath of the disappearance and has since been conducting sweeps of the lake twice daily.

If the body is identified as Husum, then the charges against Toller will likely change, though authorities have not commented on that prospect.

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