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Americus man drowns in Lake Blackshear

August 19, 2007

Crisp County -- A two-hour search and rescue at Lake Blackshear ends with a tragic discovery.

Just before 1 PM Saturday afternoon, rescue units responded to the beach at Georgia Veteran's Memorial State Park in Crisp County.

According to coroner reports, 21-year-old Guadulupe Diaz Lopez of Americus swam past a roped off area at the lake, went under, and never emerged.

Rescue crews found his found his body about two hours later.

He was pronounced dead on the scene.