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Man drowns in Lake Allatoona Sunday

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CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -

State officials say a man who dove from a rental boat into the waters of Lake Allatoona in Bartow County drowned on Saturday.

Rick Lavender, spokesperson for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, tells FOX 5 News that 23-year-old Nicholas Alexander never surfaced after that dive near the swimming beach at Red Top Mountain State Park.

Officials with the Department of Natural Resources, the Bartow County Fire and Emergency Services and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were called to the area shortly after 5 p.m. Sunday to assist in the search for Alexander.

His body was recovered around 6:18 p.m. The incident is still under investigation.

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