DNR Law Enforcement Division Sgt. Mike Barr said Alexander, the drowning victim, was with a group of family members on the rental boat in the area of the Red Top Mountain State Park swim beach, near the rock jetty, about 75 feet from shore.
Alexander asked how deep the water was, and was told it was deep. He jumped in and according to accounts, initially was swimming fine. Then he began to struggle.
Witnesses on shore said they heard him call for help and two people from shore tried unsuccessfully to reach him.
Alexander's body was recovered at 6:18 p.m. Sunday in about 30 feet of water.
At this point in DNR's investigation, there is no indication drugs or alcohol played any part in the incident, Barr said.
Rangers have recovered the body of a man they say dove off a boat and never resurfaced.
Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials recovered the body of Nicholas Alexander, 23, at Red Top Mountain State Park on Lake Allatoona, according to the press release.
Alexander, 23, of Atlanta, dove off a rental boat in the area of the park's swimming beach about 5 p.m. Sunday and did not surface, according to rangers.
The search and recovery included the DNR, the Bartow County Fire Department and EMA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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