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No new leads in missing UGA student case on Lake Lanier
Search efforts continue for Lam Dang Ma, who went missing earlier this month on Lake Lanier.

LAKE LANIER -- Crews are continuing the search for a 19-year-old University of Georgia student who went missing earlier this month while kayaking on Lake Lanier.

According to Mark McKinnon, spokesman for the Georgia Department of Natural Resources Law Enforcement Division, there were no new leads or discoveries as of Tuesday morning in the search for Lam Dang Ma.

“We’ve been doing shore and surface searches twice daily,” he said. “Aviation has also flown the area regularly.”
McKinnon said DNR will “continue the shore and surface searches for the foreseeable future.”

Ma was last seen Wednesday, Sept. 7 and was entered into the missing person database on Friday, Sept. 9.

His vehicle was located at Two Mile Creek Park on Sept. 7, and his kayak was found Sunday, Sept. 11 by the shore “at the other end of the Two Mile Island chain.”

“It was an inflatable kayak, and it was not inflated,” McKinnon said at the time.

Sonar searches were conducted at the beginning of the search around where Ma’s vehicle and kayak were found that “did not find anything.”

Ma is one of two open missing persons reports with the DNR, McKinnon said.

Troy Landers Keijuan Harden was the victim of an Aug. 12 boating incident between Aqualand Marina and Port Royale Marina.

“Rangers continue surface and shore searches daily,” he said, “and DNR Law Enforcement Aviation is flying it regularly.”