Kayaker missing at Diamond Lake

Reports of a man in distress came in just before 10:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Posted: Jul 2, 2020 8:47 AM
Updated: Jul 2, 2020 10:34 AM

DIAMOND LAKE, Ore. -- A man is missing after kayaking on Diamond Lake late Tuesday night.

Authorities received reports of a man in distress at 10:20 p.m. Witnesses say he was yelling for help from the water though no one was able to see him.

Jared Bruce Boria, 37, of Vancouver, Washington, was camping at Diamond Lake Campground and started kayaking shortly before the 911 calls came in, authorities said. They say he was not was not wearing a life jacket at the time.

First responders conducted an initial search of the area but did not find him. Multiple agencies resumed the search Wednesday and were able to locate Boria's kayak, paddle and shoes. The search for Boria will resume Thursday.

Anyone recreating in the area is asked to be aware of the missing person report and call 911 with any information which may help the search effort.

The initial search for Boria was conducted by marine and timber deputies, Douglas County Fire District #2 and Diamond Lake first responders. 

On Wednesday marine deputies, sheriff's office divers, search and rescue personnel from Douglas, Josephine and Coos counties and Oregon State Police Fish and Game Troopers conducted an exhaustive search of the lake.

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