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Body of Sharpsburg woman located in Lake Harding


  • By Clay Neely
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  • Jul. 13, 2020 - 10:38 PM

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Body of Sharpsburg woman located in Lake Harding

The Newnan Times-Herald

Officials said they don’t suspect foul play after the body of a Sharpsburg woman was located Sunday morning in Lake Harding.

Natasha Renee Summerlin, 41, was last seen getting out of a boat and going underwater Saturday night, according to Lee County Coroner Bill Harris. A friend of Summerlin tried to save her, but was unable to locate her and called 911, according to Harris.

Summerlin’s body was located Sunday morning near where she was last seen, in about 30 feet of water.

The preliminary investigation indicated foul play is not involved, and her death is being investigated as an accidental drowning, Harris said.

Summerlin’s body is being taken to the medical examiner’s office of the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences in Montgomery for a post-mortem examination, according to Harris.

Members of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Lee County EM, Beulah Fire and Rescue, Chambers County EMA, Tallapoosa Rescue Squad, East Alabama Swift Water Rescue, Chambers County Dive Team and Alabama Game and Rise aided in the search.