A boat was found empty after authorities responded to a call around 9:45 a.m. The discovery prompted the Los Angeles County Fire Department to request a dive team at the scene, officials said.
According to the Fire Department, the boat had been checked out earlier in the morning. It was towed to shore after being discovered in the middle of the lake.
Divers and a helicopter crew canvassed the area with no luck.
MISSING BOATER | FS 37 | Lake Palmdale #Palmdale | BN17 ground units along with #LACoFD Helicopter, USAR Task Force and #LASD Dive Team committed to the search for a reported missing boater in Lake Palmdale.— L.A. County Fire Department (@LACoFDPIO) February 5, 2020
The identity of the missing boater was not immediately known.