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Search continues for 28-year-old man missing in Lake Lanier
Lake Lanier

Update, July 14: Authorities recovered the body of a Stone Mountain man Tuesday, July 14, after days of searching on Lake Lanier. Department of Natural Resources spokesman Mark McKinnon said the body of Bentley Nwgbara, 28, resurfaced within the search area after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Authorities say the search began at about 4 p.m. Saturday.

Update, July 13: The search continued Monday for a 28-year-old man who jumped into the waters of Lake Lanier Saturday and did not resurface, according to the Hall County Fire Services.  

DNR spokesman Mark McKinnon said game wardens searched through the night but were unable to find the man. A new shift started at 7 a.m. Monday, July 13 “to relieve those who worked all night.” 

DNR is using sector scan and side-scan sonar as well as a remote-operated vehicle. 

“The terrain on the bottom is a steep incline and is covered in standing and fallen timber, which makes the search more difficult,” McKinnon wrote in an email. 

Original story: A 28-year-old man jumped into the waters of Lake Lanier Saturday and did not resurface, according to Hall County Fire Services. 

Divers are in the lake near Harbor’s Landing searching for the man. 

The call came in at 3:58 p.m. Saturday, July 11. 

The Department of Natural Resources, the Hall County Sheriff’s Office and the Army Corps of Engineers are assisting. 

No further information was provided. 

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