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Lake Lanier Search Resumes Aug. 20 for Missing Boater

Jeff Nause may be an accidental drowning victim after the incident Saturday.

Lake Lanier Search Resumes Aug. 20 for Missing Boater

Authorities and perhaps family members will resume searching Monday (Aug. 20) on Lake Lanier for the Atlanta man who still is missing after a boating incident early Saturday.

WSB-TV reported that search teams ended their efforts Sunday afternoon because of weather and boat traffic. They are seeking Jeff Nause, 44, a Georgia Tech graduate and CEO of a semiconductor company. Nause jumped off a boat about 12:30 a.m. Saturday near Three Sisters Island, according to reports.

Authorities say alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the case is being investigated as an accidental drowning.

Authorities said Nause was on a friend's boat with a woman and another couple when he plunged into the water.

Hall County Sheriff's Department spokesperson Stephen Wilbanks said searchers have no pinpoint location for searching. Depths in the area range from 70-140 feet.

Patch will have continued updates on the search for Nause.

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