Boater drowns in Newnans Lake

Alternate view of Newnans Lake
Newnans Lake

An Alachua County Sheriff’s Office (ASCO) dive team recovered the body of a boater who drowned in Newnans Lake on Tuesday.

According to ACSO spokesperson Kaley Behl, a call was received at 11:49 a.m. that someone at the lake heard a yell for help coming from a boat. When the person got to the boat, they didn’t find the boater and called 911.

The ACSO Marine Operations and Underwater Recovery Team (MO/URT) responded and found the deceased boater in the water around 12:30 p.m.

Behl said the scene was turned over to the Florida Wildlife Commission (FWC), which will be the lead agency conducting the investigation.

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