Lake waters

The body of a Suwanee resident was pulled from the waters at Lake Lanier on Monday morning.

The body was found floating near East Bank Park on the south side of the lake and was recovered by Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services at approximately 8:30 a.m. The victim was identified as Dinesh Thakorbhai Patel, 67.

According to Mark McKinnon, public affairs officer with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Law Enforcement Division, a preliminary investigation by the Gwinnett County medical examiner indicated the victim was likely having a medical episode, before falling into the water and drowning Sunday evening.

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