Crews searching lake find missing partygoer

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Updated: Thu, 07 Aug 2014 01:15:29 EST

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Forsyth County sheriff's officials, who have been searching Lake Lanier for a man missing since early Tuesday, say they've recovered his body.

Sheriff's Deputy Doug Rainwater said a detective arriving at the site around dawn Thursday to resume the search saw the body floating on the lake's surface. Rainwater said the body was identified as the missing man, 19-year-old Cody Daniel Gibbs.

Authorities had been searching the lake for Gibbs, the last of three people they say ran from a deputy who broke up an unauthorized party at a park near the lake.

Forsyth County Fire Chief Jason Shivers said a deputy patrolling near Two Mile Creek Park had found about 20 teens and young adults early Tuesday morning. Some were detained but the deputy heard others jump in the water.

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