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Search ongoing at Lake Lanier for Gainesville woman
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Lizeth Ruiz

The search has resumed for a Gainesville woman who has been missing since Wednesday night.

Lizeth Ruby Ruiz, 23, was last seen at the lakeside Lanier Point Park off Dawsonville Highway.

Gainesville Police Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said the bike patrol unit and other officers are in the wooded areas, but the search is “primarily focusing on the water today.”

“The (Department of Natural Resources), they’re utilizing their robotics, their side-scan sonar,”
The search was suspended over the weekend.

Ruiz was last seen Wednesday night with friends at the park when she got separated from the group.

Authorities searched the area near the lakeside complex Thursday before suspending the search that evening.

The search was cut short Friday due to inclement weather.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.