Body pulled from Lake Allatoona

A body of a possible drowning victim was recovered Friday evening near Bethany Bridge at Lake Allatoona. SKIP BUTLER/The Daily Tribune News

A possible drowning victim was recovered from Lake Allatoona Friday evening.

Bartow County first responders and the Department of Natural Resources responded to the boat ramp at Bethany Bridge about 5 p.m. after a caller reported seeing an object in the water about 150 yards from the bridge on the dam side.

“We were dispatched out to a suspicious item in the water ...,” Bartow County Fire Department Battalion Chief Marcus Warren said. “The first crew arrived and a person here, a fisherman, took them out. They actually saw the body, confirmed it was a body and eased it back to shore.”

It was not clear where the man went into the water or how long he’d been there, although Warren said it was “two to three days possibly.”

“If you go in the water somewhere, you ain’t going to end up in that spot with the waves and the boat traffic and everything like that,” he said. “It could have been at any location.”

An autopsy to determine cause of death will be conducted.

No other details on the victim were released Friday.

Last modified onSaturday, 07 November 2015 01:35
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