Man drowns near Atlanta

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ACWORTH, Ga. — Police say a man drowned while paddle boarding in Lake Acworth, just northwest of Atlanta.

Acworth police tell The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that officers responded to South Shore Park in Acworth around 1:40 p.m. Sunday.

Witnesses told police the 55-year-old man had been using a paddle board when he went under the water.

Police said rescuers were able to locate and recover the man’s body about 30 minutes after he was seen going under. His identity was not immediately available.


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