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UPDATE: 8-26-19 9 a.m. According to the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff, there were apparently two men fishing on the inflatable raft Sunday in Indian Slough when the raft had a malfunction. One of the men swam to shore, but the other person, Efferin Cruz, remains unaccounted for.

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The U.S Coast Guard is searching for a missing boater near Indian Slough in Discovery Bay.

Crews began searching for the missing manidentified as Efferin Cruzshortly after 4:15 a.m. Sunday morning following reports his inflatable raft had popped, according to a U.S. Coast Guard news release.

A Coast Guard boat and helicopter arrived at about 5:05 a.m. to begin the search, and a boat crew remained on scene as of 11:40 a.m. Costa County Sheriff's personnel are also aiding in the effort.

Cruz, whose residency wasn’t immediately identified, is believed to be in his mid-30’s, standing 5-foot 6-inches tall and weighing 185 pounds.

Anyone with information regarding Cruz is asked to contact Coast Guard Sector San Francisco command center personnel at 415-399-3451.