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Search resumes for man who went under at Lake Lanier

The man went under trying to retrieve an oar for his inflatable raft on Saturday night.

HALL COUNTY, Ga. — The search resumed Monday morning for a man who went under at Lake Lanier on Saturday night trying to retrieve an oar for his inflatable raft.

Officials with the Department of Natural Resources said the search began again at 8 a.m. in the Shoal Creek Campground area.

DNR game wardens and crews from emergency response agencies in Hall, Forsyth, and Gwinnett counties were out on the search all of Sunday, as well as Saturday night after the man - later identified as 56-year-old Xi Zhu - went under.

First responders arrived on the scene at around 9:20 p.m. on Saturday after the report of the man not returning to his raft, and they continued searching until 11 p.m.