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August 26, 2008

Volunteers needed to search Lake Piru for missing father



Naftoli ben Anna rescued his daughter when she fell out of the family’s boat on Lake Piru but was unable himself to climb aboard.  Volunteers are combing the area for any sign of the mssing man.

Yeshiva World News reports the following:

A massive search is underway in Lake Piru, California for a father who has gone missing after being swept away in a strong current, sources confirm to YWN. At approximately 5:00PM Monday afternoon, a 39-year-old father jumped into the waters of Lake Piru to rescue his daughter who had fallen overboard while on a boating trip. He successfully rescued his daughter, but was unable to climb back into the boat. Strong currents swept the boat away from the father. The boat was found by the Sheriff Patrol with the children inside a few hours later. A large search was initiated by the Sheriff Department, Fire Department, and Los Angeles Hatzolah dispatched numerous units as well. Divers were deployed into the waters, but as of 12 midnight, the search was called off until 6:00AM. Los Angeles Hatzolah plans on renting many boats on Tuesday morning when the search resumes. The rescue effort was concentrated on the north end of the lake, authorities said, in an area known as “The Narrows.”

The site is asking for additional volunteers:

UPDATE 2:30PM EST: The Los Angeles Hatzolah Command Center, along with local authorities have renewed their search efforts with a vigor, and are requesting as many volunteers as possible to assist.

If you are available to assist, please bring the following items with you:
*Hiking shoes
*Hat (the sun is very strong)
*Flashlight with batteries



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