GAINESVILLE — Two nonprofit foundations are expected to help authorities resume the search for a man presumed drowned in Lake Lanier.

Hall County authorities plan to resume the search Monday for Marc Lee Webb, 38, who was last seen falling from a WaveRunner on July 8 after he hit a large wave near Holiday Marina in Buford.

The International Association of Dive Rescue Specialists and The Seth Foundation will help in the search by providing additional divers and search equipment, Sheriff’s Maj. Jeff Strickland said.

The search equipment includes a rotating sonar that maps the lake’s bottom, as well as a remote operated underwater vehicle equipped with cameras and a recover claw.

The remote operated vehicle locates and photographs potential targets detected by the rotating sonar, Strickland said.

Additional divers funded by The Seth Foundation will utilize a “mixed gas system” that allows for more search time at the bottom of Lanier, which is nearly 100 feet deep in some areas, Strickland said.

Previous dive team searches have been hampered by the lake’s deep water and by uncertainty over where Webb disappeared.

The personal watercraft Webb was riding has been recovered, and turns out to have been stolen on May 15 in Forsyth County, the sheriff’s office previously said.

Authorities found Webb’s truck near a boat ramp in Forsyth County. They said it had a trailer attached to it, along with another stolen WaveRunner.

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