A boat with a side scan sonar is on its way to West Point Lake to help locate the body of William Andrews lost in a boating accident Sunday.
"It depends on how clean the bottom of the lake is," said Captain Barry Fincher of the Department of Natural Resources, "as to how well the search goes. We believe the sonar will help."
The Troup County Sheriff's office has been using three boats to drag a six-10 acre part of the lake. Divers are also working in the lake.
"We've been out all night," said Troup County Sheriff's Lt. Rick Massie. "If it was one of our loved ones that's what we'd want somebody to be doing. We'll keep searching."
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Patricia Rogers, a spokeswoman for West Georgia Health System, told the Associated Press today that 56-year-old Michael Ramburg is in critical condition in the intensive care unit at West Georgia Medical Center. She said he was brought in at 9:55 p.m. Sunday after nearly drowning.
The one boat accident is believed to have happened around 7 p.m. with the two men from Covington, Ga. area. aboard.
No cause for the accident is known at this time. The DNR is in charge of the investigation.