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Day 6 of Lake Hartwell search continues after man thrown overboard during storms

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Rescue underway at Lake Hartwell after couple ejected from boat during storm (FOX Carolina/ 7/16/17) Rescue underway at Lake Hartwell after couple ejected from boat during storm (FOX Carolina/ 7/16/17)
Rescue underway at Lake Hartwell after couple ejected from boat during storm (FOX Carolina/ 7/16/17) Rescue underway at Lake Hartwell after couple ejected from boat during storm (FOX Carolina/ 7/16/17)
Rescue underway at Lake Hartwell after couple ejected from boat during storm (FOX Carolina/ 7/15/17) Rescue underway at Lake Hartwell after couple ejected from boat during storm (FOX Carolina/ 7/15/17)
Rescue underway at Lake Hartwell after couple ejected from boat during storm (FOX Carolina/ 7/15/17) Rescue underway at Lake Hartwell after couple ejected from boat during storm (FOX Carolina/ 7/15/17)
Rescue underway at Lake Hartwell after couple ejected from boat during storm (FOX Carolina/ 7/16/17) Rescue underway at Lake Hartwell after couple ejected from boat during storm (FOX Carolina/ 7/16/17)
LAKE HARTWELL, SC (FOX Carolina) -

On Thursday Anderson County rescue units returned to Lake Hartwell in day six of the search for a missing man believed to have drowned on Saturday.

The call came in at 4:45 p.m. Saturday as a possible drowning near the Singing Pines Boat Ramp. Deputies said a couple was out boating during the afternoon storms when they were thrown from the boat.

Officials said a passing boater was able to pull the woman to safety, but not her husband. They say he has not been seen since the call.

Officials with the Army Corps of engineers said the boat kept on moving after the couple was ejected. They located it at the Georgia state line in Hart County.

Dive teams who worked all through the night on Saturday were back at the lake Sunday around 7 a.m. to continue recovery efforts.

On Monday, the Anderson County Sheriff's Office identified the man as Kip Burrell.

Officials said rescue units began 12 hour shifts on Monday and used sonar to search the lake for any signs of Burrell, but the general area they are looking in is pretty broad.

On Thursday, efforts continued with help from Anderson County Emergency Management, Anderson and Greenville County sonar boats and divers, MedShore, Oconee County Emergency Services, Williford Fire Department, Red Cross, Upstate Incident Management Anderson Technical Rescue, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and multiple South Carolina DNR sonar boats.

Stay with FOX Carolina for the latest on this developing story.

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