The Latest: Missing Tahoe paddle boarder a UNR athlete
RENO, Nev. (AP) The Latest on a paddle boarder who went missing in Lake Tahoe (all times local):
Authorities have identified a paddle boarder who went missing in Lake Tahoe as a University of Nevada, Reno football player.
The Placer County Sheriff's Office says the search was ongoing Saturday for Marc Ma.
According to a news release, Ma was on a paddle board trip with several football players Friday afternoon.
The group was paddle boarding off Lake Tahoe's west shore when they encountered strong winds.
Ma's board was found adrift.
Ma, who is from Honolulu, Hawaii, is listed on the Nevada Wolf Pack website as a sophomore who plays defensive end.
Firefighters and rescue personnel are resuming the search for a paddle boarder who went missing in Lake Tahoe.
North Tahoe Fire Protection District officials say crews were called shortly before 3:30 p.m. Friday to Obexer's Marina West Shore, about 700 yards off shore.
North Tahoe Fire spokesman Ron Carson says other paddle boarders had turned back toward shore because of high winds and noticed one person was missing.
The paddle boarder's name has not been released but he is described as a 21-year-old man.
Several agencies including the U.S. Coast Guard are assisting in the search.
Helicopters from CalStar and the Navy are conducting air searches.
Yesterday's search had to be called off at 6 p.m.