19-Year-Old Who Drowned At Georgia’s Lake Lanier Identified

On Thursday, the body of the 19-year-old man who went underwater and never resurfaced was pulled from Georgia’s Lake Lanier has been identified.

According to Mark McKinnon, a spokesperson for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the drowning was reported to authorities around 7:30 pm at Young Deer Creek.

DNR game wardens, Forsyth deputies, and members of the fire department’s dive team went out to the lake and found the body of Sathvik Kothapu in 22 feet of water.

His death marks the third death at the lake this year.

A 20-year-old South Carolina man drowned while swimming at Sunrise Cove Marina in Gainesville, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. Dorian Adonis Pinson rented a pontoon with two others to go swimming, but the group could not make it back to the boat. Two people were rescued, but the Greenville man’s body was never recovered from the lake.

Earlier this month, the body of 23-year-old Anthony Saintil was recovered from the lake after he jumped off a pontoon near Flat Creek.

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