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Dive team pulls man's body from Lake Lanier

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HALL COUNTY, GA (CBS46) -

Members of the  Hall County Fire Department Dive Team pulled a man's body from Lake Lanier on Sunday.

The Hall County Sheriff's Office identified the man as Robert Armistead, 54, of Lawrenceville.

Armistead's body was found after the dive team responded to a call of a capsized boat in the area of Aqualand Marina around 10:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

The team located the overturned jon boat, which was originally spotted by a man who was walking his dog. The boat was 12 to 14 feet long about 10 feet away from shore. 

Divers first found fishing tackle and later discovered Armistead's body. Crews wrapped up their search around 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon.

A spokesperson for the Hall County Sheriff's Department said no foul play was suspected.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is investigating the drowning.

The DeKalb County Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy on Armistead to determine his cause of death.

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