clear
Wednesday September 2nd, 2015 10:49AM

Still no sign of Lake Lanier drowning victim

By Katie Crumley
GAINESVILLE - Although the search for a Cobb County man presumed drowned in Lake Lanier has slipped out of news headlines recently, that doesn't mean crews have stopped looking for him.

Georgia Department of Natural Resources Sgt. Lee Brown said they're still doing daily surface searches for 44-year-old Jeffrey Nause.

"No divers, it's just us going out there and combing the area to see if we can spot him or anything else," said Brown.

Brown said they'll continue those searches at least through the weekend.

Authorities said Nause jumped out of a moving sailboat just after midnight on Aug. 18 near Lake Lanier Islands and never resurfaced.

The operation was scaled back about a week ago when divers were released from the search until sonar or surface searches warranted their return.

At the height of the search, agencies involved included the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (law enforcement and aviation divisions), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 29, Hall County Fire Services, Dawson County EMS (cadaver dogs), and Forsyth County Fire Services.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Couch names administrative team
Ahead of his scheduled swearing in Friday, Hall County Sheriff-elect Gerald Couch named his top administrative team Monday.
6:28PM ( 2 years ago )
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 2 years ago )
Hall Co. officials launch health-based initiative for employees
Hall County officials believe healthy county employees will be of greater service to the county. With that in mind, they have created a health-based fitness initiative to provide free fitness training for county workers.
5:46PM ( 2 years ago )
Local/State News
Hall investigators release photo of armed robbery suspect
Hall County authorities have released a surveillance photo of the man they believe robbed a Clermont area gas station Wednesday morning.
10:46AM ( 3 minutes ago )
Gwinnett Medical Center, Northside Hospital announce plans to merge
Northside Hospital and Gwinnett Medical Center announced Wednesday they have approved a non-binding letter of intent (LOI) to begin discussions to combine their operations.
9:54AM ( 55 minutes ago )
US stocks rise broadly in early trade a day; Dow up 200
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening broadly higher as the market bounces back from a plunge the day before.The Dow Jones industrial average gained 200 points, or 1.3 percent, to 16,255 in the firs...
9:42AM ( 1 hour ago )
Police: Tip leads to new search for teen missing since 2007
Investigators hope a recent tip could help lead them to the body of a Georgia college student who went missing almost 8 years ago.
By Associated Press
5:13AM ( 5 hours ago )
Pedestrian struck, killed at Banks Crossing
The Georgia State Patrol confirms a pedestrian died after being struck by a large truck at Banks Crossing Tuesday night.
12:04AM ( 10 hours ago )