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Posted: June 27, 2011 10:01 a.m.

Body of drown victim found in Lanier

BUFORD - The body of a 33-year-old swimmer missing in Lake Lanier has been found.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says that the body of Ciro Jimenez Beltron was discovered Monday morning near Buford Dam where he was believed to have drowned.

Gwinnett Fire and Emergency Services Lt. Eric Eberly said the victim was one of about 60 people who went to the lake for a baptism service. Members of the group eventually realized that the 33-year-old was missing. Witnesses told authorities that he did not know how to swim and was not wearing a flotation device.

Rescuers had searched for his body Saturday and Sunday.

 

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