Body of missing Buford man recovered from Lanier

The body of a Buford man who had been missing and presumed drowned since Saturday was recovered from Lake Lanier Friday morning.

“At approximately 9:30 this morning, Game Wardens located and recovered the body of Leonardo Martinez, age 27, of Buford during shore sweeps near Van Pugh Park South on Lake Lanier,” state Department of Natural Resources spokesman Mark McKinnon said. “The body was located on the surface, approximately 30 yards from shore.”

McKinnon added that Hall County Fire Rescue helped with the recovery.

(Picture is a family Facebook photo released as search was continuing.)