PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) – Search and rescue crews are still looking for a boater who is missing following a boating accident at Camp Far West Lake near Wheatland.
The missing man is identified as 38-year-old Dustin Connor of Orangevale.READ MORE: Gov. Newsom Makes California’s Voting By Mail System Permanent
According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Department, Connor was on a boat with five friends on Sunday when their boat crashed into a wake and split in half.
Three people were taken to a nearby hospital, but Connor went missing.
The Yuba County Sheriff’s Department used “sonar” technology Monday, to search for Connor at the bottom of the lake.READ MORE: Sheriff: Car-To-Car Shooting Near Large Party In Yuba City Leaves 1 Hurt
Crews were able to recover part of the boat Sunday night, along with several life jackets.
Deputies are looking into whether anyone on the boat was wearing a life jacket before the accident.
Placer County sheriff’s deputies say it appears the boat was speeding when it crashed into the wake.
The three people who were taken to a nearby hospital on Sunday are in stable condition, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Department.MORE NEWS: R. Kelly Found Guilty Of All Counts In Sex Trafficking, Racketeering Trial
Deputies say this is a good reminder for boaters to follow the rules. They urge boaters to obey the speed limits on the water, make sure they always have a life jacket on their boat, and not operate a boat if they have been drinking alcohol.