A Vancouver man went missing late Tuesday night after taking his kayak onto Diamond Lake in Southern Oregon.
Dispatchers received reports around 10:20 p.m. about a man yelling for help from the lake’s waters, according to a news release from the Douglas County, Ore. Sheriff’s Office.
“No one was able to see the man but reported he sounded as if he was in distress,” the news release says.
Shortly after the initial report, dispatchers received another report of a missing person at the lake.
Deputies determined that Jared Bruce Boria, 37, had been camping at the Diamond Lake Campground. Shortly before the 911 calls, Boria had put his kayak in the water and paddled out onto the lake. He was not wearing a life jacket at the time, according to the sheriff’s office.
A search was conducted by first responders from numerous agencies, but they were unable to find Boria or his kayak.
Teams launched another search Wednesday and located the kayak and a paddle, as well as Boria’s shoes. The man was not found, deputies said.
Boria is described as Hispanic, standing about 6 feet tall and weighing 160 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Search efforts resumed Thursday.
People recreating in the area are asked to be aware of the missing man and should call 911 with any information that may help the search effort.