Police officer drowns at Lake Lanier | News
FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. -- Authorities recovered the body of a man from Lake Lanier on Thursday night.
According to Forsyth County Fire Department spokesperson Jason Shivers, 35-year-old Canon Callender was swimming in the lake about 35 feet from the shore when he got into distress around 5 p.m. People on the shoreline heard him calling for help and dialed 911.
Dive and rescue teams found the man in about 10 feet of water around 6 p.m.
A Lawrenceville Police dispatcher confirmed Callender was an officer with the department for eight years. He was not on duty when he drowned.