Man drowns in Georgia’s Lake Lanier near Jimmy Buffett-themed Margaritaville resort

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A man drowned at a lakefront Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville in Georgia over the Memorial Day weekend. 

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources confirmed Sunday that a 20-year-old man drowned in the swimming area of the Margaritaville on Lake Lanier in Buford, Georgia, FOX 5 Atlanta reported

The man’s name has not been officially released. Game wardens reportedly located the body using sonar equipment. The Hall County Fire Department recovered the body from the water. 

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No additional information about the circumstances of the drowning were immediately released. 

FILE - A kayaker paddles past a rescue boat during Day Four of the 2016 Canoe Kayak Pan American Championships at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue on May 22, 2016, in Gainesville, Georgia. 

FILE – A kayaker paddles past a rescue boat during Day Four of the 2016 Canoe Kayak Pan American Championships at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue on May 22, 2016, in Gainesville, Georgia.  (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said 25 people have died so far this year on waterways in the state, including a five-year-old who drowned Saturday while playing on a float on Lake Allatoona. 

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According to its website, Margaritaville at Lanier Islands offers lakefront entertainment and recreation, including a water park, a marina, boat rentals and a variety of restaurants and bars.