A daylong search of Camp Far West Lake in south Yuba County failed to locate a missing Sacramento firefighter whose kayak was found capsized in the lake.
"He is one of our employees," said Assistant Chief Niko King of the Sacramento Fire Department.
He declined to name the firefighter. He described him as a great person.
Lt. Damon Gil of the Yuba County Sheriff's Department said the search will resume early today.
Gil said the Sheriff's Department received a call about 5 a.m. Thursday from family members who reported that the man, whom Gil declined to name, had failed to call or return home the previous night. The family reported that he often fished alone at Camp Far West Lake.
Sheriff's deputies found the man's pickup and boat trailer parked at the lake. They also spoke to individuals who said they had found a capsized kayak and brought it to shore. Gil said deputies were able to confirm that the kayak belonged to the missing man.
The search initially focused on the lakeshore and trails in the area. In addition to the ground search, Gil said an air search was conducted by the California Highway Patrol and the Placer County Sheriff's Department.
Finding no sign of the man onshore, three boats - two from the Yuba County Sheriff's Department and one from the Placer County Sheriff's Department - searched the lake using side-scan sonar.
Gil said Thursday's search ended about 6 p.m.