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Body Of Teen Found In Lake Lanier

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BUFORD, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say search crews have found a 13-year-old boy who has been missing since the boating accident that killed his 9-year-old brother nine days ago on Lake Lanier.

Hall County Sheriff’s Sgt. Stephen Wilbanks says Griffin Prince’s body was found just after 6 p.m. Wednesday submerged 113 feet in the waters of the lake north of Atlanta.

Wilbanks says Prince’s body was located by the FBI’s sonar technology and Hall County Sheriff’s office divers recovered the body.

Prince has been missing since June 18 when the pontoon boat he was aboard with his family was rammed by a fishing boat. His brother, Jake Prince, died at the scene of the accident.

Authorities have charged 44-year-old Paul J. Bennett in the deadly wreck. He faces a charge of boating under the influence.

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