In Georgia’s Lake Lanier, a man drowned during the holiday
Over the Memorial Day weekend, a 20-year-old man perished while swimming in Lake Lanier.
Side scan sonar was used by game wardens from the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to locate the suspect. The county fire department then found the man’s body, which had not been recognised.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers built Lake Lanier outside of Atlanta in the 1950s to help with flood control. Lake Michigan has a maximum depth of 160 feet, according to the Corps of Engineers.
There have been countless drownings in this region, despite it being a major tourist and recreation hotspot.
In May 2019, two men drowned in Lake Lanier within a few hours of each other.
Authorities discovered the body of a guy who had washed up on the strand last year. At the time, WXIA stated that the guy seemed to have been submerged for a week.
A legend has circulated that the lake was formed by drowning a town, and some have speculated that it is haunted by the dead that may be buried under it. During the season three premiere of “Atlanta,” the FX sitcom produced by Donald Glover, a fictitious lake was used to reflect the urban legend.
In a statement on its frequently asked questions website, the Corps reject the story.
“A. No, when land for constructing the lake was acquired in the early 1950s the area was mostly farmland,” the website said. “The government purchased Land from about 700 families over a 56,000 acre area. The majority of the buildings that were removed or demolished were farmhouses and outbuildings such as barns.”