As of Monday, January 7, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
A Lawrenceville man found drowned on Lake Lanier Sunday morning was not wearing a life jacket, officials said.
Authorities from the Hall County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to Flowery Branch’s Aqualand Marina at about 10:30 a.m. Sunday in response to the report of an overturned boat. Upon arrival, they found a jon boat capsized in the water and the body of 54-year-old Robert Armistead.
The department’s dive team “searched the area as a precaution in order to rule out any other victims,” Hall County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Kiley Sargent said. “It was determined that Mr. Armistead was alone when the boat overturned.”
The incident remained under investigation Monday, but no foul play is suspected. Armistead was about 10 feet offshore when found, Sargent said.
“To my knowledge, he was not wearing any personal flotation devices,” Sargent said.
The victim’s body was taken to the DeKalb Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy and toxicology reports.