Lake Blackshear drowning victim recovered; identified

25 year old Atlantan's body found early Monday morning
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LAKE BLACKSHEAR, GA-  Crisp County Sheriff’s officials have revealed the name of Saturday’s drowning victim after retrieving his body from Lake Blackshear Monday morning.

Crisp County Public Information Officer Haley Little says their joint search and recovery effort for 25 year old Abraham Levy ended around 8 am with the recovery of his body.

It began Saturday at approximately 6:30 P.M. when first responders were dispatched to Lake Blackshear for a
possible drowning after a 25-year-old male had reportedly gone underwater and did not resurface. Georgia
Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division Region 5 (GA DNR LED), Crisp County Sheriff’s
Office, Crisp County Fire Rescue, Sumter County Fire Rescue Dive Team, Georgia State Patrol Post 30, Crisp
County Emergency Medical Services, and Crisp County Emergency Management responded, and a search was
initiated.

Responders suspended search efforts on August 1, 2021, around 2:00 A.M.

On August 1, 2021, at 6:30 A.M., authorities resumed search efforts. Georgia Department of Natural Resources
Law Enforcement Division Region 5 (GA DNR LED), Crisp County Sheriff’s Office, Crisp County Fire
Rescue, Sumter County Fire Rescue Dive Team, Auxiliary Coast Guard, and Crisp County Emergency
Management continued search efforts until 9:15 P.M. Search efforts were suspended due to weather. Efforts
resumed August 2, 2021, around 6:00 A.M. There is an ongoing investigation; however, it does not appear that
any foul play was involved.

“I extend my deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Abraham Levy. I appreciate the teamwork
and dedication from all personnel involved. Responders continued efforts with little rest, and while under heat
advisories. They truly went above and beyond. I greatly appreciate the outpour of assistance offered and
received from local agencies, state agencies, and citizens,” stated Sheriff Billy Hancock.