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Man drowns on Lake Lanier, 1st major incident this holiday weekend

He was pulled from the water near a residence along Little River on Lake Lanier.

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — A man died in Lake Lanier on Saturday night, authorities confirmed. It's the first major incident on the lake during a busy holiday weekend

Around 7:30 p.m., Ga. Dept. of Natural Resources game wardens were called to a possible drowning near a home along Little River on Lake Lanier. 

The man, identified as 48-year-old Frantz Joseph Scutt, was pulled out of the water by bystanders and transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville where he was pronounced deceased, the DNR said. 

The man's name has not been released yet.

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