• Search for missing off-duty firefighter paddleboarding on Cle Elum Lake

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff


    KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. - An off-duty firefighter is missing after winds and waves blew him and a friend off of their paddleboards Saturday while on Cle Elum Lake.

    The Kittitas undersheriff said a marine deputy resumed searching for the 34-year-old Auburn man Sunday morning.

    The victim, who's not being named just yet, was reportedly not wearing a life vest but his friend was. The victim's friend lost sight of him and was eventually pulled out of the water by a boater and then called 911.

    This is a developing story, please check back for updates.

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