Acworth police officers responded to South Shore Park, a 30-acre park on Ragsdale Road, at around 1:40 p.m. in reference to a report than an adult male had possibly drowned. Bystanders gave them an approximate location where he went under water while using a paddle board.
The body of the man was located and recovered by Cobb Fire Department personnel about 30 minutes after the victim was seen going under water, said Acworth Police Chief Wayne Dennard
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Authorities did not release the identity of the man.
Among the other agencies that responded to the scene were the Cobb Police Department, Georgia Department of Natural Resources and Army Corp of Engineers.
The Cobb Medical Examiner’s Office took charge of the body and will render a cause of death, Dennard said.