Drowning on Lake Burton

A 57-year-old man drowned on Sunday after jumping into Lake Burton.  The incident took place off of Meeting House Road.  According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, the man didn’t resurface after jumping into the lake north of Governor’s Cove toward the bridge around 10:25am and his body was recovered by dive teams from Towns County and Oconee County around 1:30pm.  The man’s name has not been released pending notification of family members.