Deputies: Hall County man found dead in Lake Lanier

Deputies are investigating the death of a Hall County man whose body was found in Lake Lanier.

Investigators were called to a home on the 5400 block of Pine Forest Road just after midnight Saturday.

When they got to the home, they were told a family member discovered 61-year-old Michael Thompson near his boat dock.

At the time, deputies say there were no signs of trauma and believe that Thompson accidentally drowned.

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The victim's body has been transported to the Hall County medical examiner's officer for confirmation.

Thompson's death comes just a few weeks after two men drowned after their fishing boat hit another boat on the lake.

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