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Searchers Look for Man Missing on Thurmond Lake

Missing Person
Posted at 9:55 PM, May 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-05-18 18:48:43-04

AUGUSTA, GA. (AP) - Authorities say a man is missing on Thurmond Lake in eastern Georgia.

The Augusta Chronicle reports that a group of women saw a man fall off a personal watercraft near a recreation area Monday afternoon.

Capt. Mark Padgett of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources says the women saw the man surface once before going under.

The man wasn't wearing a life jacket but searchers found one in the Yamaha WaveRunner.

Dive teams are on the scene. Padgett says the water is about 40 feet deep where the man disappeared.