HALL COUNTY - Police are investigating a body found in Lake Lanier.
The Hall County dive team found the body Sunday night in Lake Lanier, a law enforcement official said.
The body was reported in the water at 5:54 p.m., said Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Deputy Nicole Bailes, in the area of Shadburn Ferry Road near the Hall/Gwinnett county line in the Buford area.
The dive team and investigators were sent to retrieve the body and investigate, she said.
Bailes said the body of a white male appeared to have been in the water for "a period of time." The body will be sent Monday to DeKalb County for autopsy.
The body had drifted into a cove area behind the 6000 block of Shadburn Ferry Road, she said. A fisherman spotted the floating body and called 911.
When law enforcement arrived, the body was near a private boat dock, Bailes said. The water depth is unknown due to the body having been moved before the divers arrived.
We will update this story as more information becomes available.