Griffin and his 9-year-old brother, Jake, were killed June 18 when the pontoon boat driven by the boys’ father, Mike Prince, was hit by a fishing boat.
Grandfather Mike Prince Sr. said, “It’s wonderful they found him,” but declined further comment until Thursday.
Griffin’s body, found just as divers were wrapping up their search for the day, was not tangled up in the “underwater forest” that lies on the bottom of Lake Lanier, as originally feared.
“We were wrapping up,” said Sgt Stephen Wilbanks of the Hall County Sheriff’s Department.
FBI sonar equipment had indicated there was something under the water just before 6 p.m. very close to the crash site in what Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic called “one of the darkest areas of the lake.” Griffin was recovered 113 feet under the surface.
Divers from Hall County and the FBI began the day literally climbing submerged trees as high as 60 feet.