Search and rescue efforts continue for missing Wash. firefighter

Peter Phan, 34, fell off his paddle board at Cle Elum Lake while off-duty


By FireRescue1 Staff

KITTITAS COUNTY, Wash. — Authorities identified Peter Phan as the firefighter who went missing after falling off his paddle board last weekend.

Phan, 34, and his friend went paddle boarding when they were knocked off by high winds and waves, YaktriNews reports. Phan was not wearing a lifejacket and his friend was picked up by a boater.

Peter Phan is a volunteer firefighter with the Mountain View Fire and Rescue in Auburn.(Photo/Mountain View Fire and Rescue)
Peter Phan is a volunteer firefighter with the Mountain View Fire and Rescue in Auburn.(Photo/Mountain View Fire and Rescue)

Phan is a volunteer firefighter with the Mountain View Fire and Rescue in Auburn.

 

It is with sad hearts that we report that one of ours has gone missing. Please keep Volunteer F/F Phan and his family, in your thoughts and prayers. https://www.co.kittitas.wa.us/press/default.aspx?prID=11237

Posted by Mountain View Fire & Rescue / Black Diamond Fire Dept on Monday, July 8, 2019

Search and rescue efforts are still ongoing.

"We have requested additional divers and a Side Scan Sonar to augment our search operations. We are optimistic the additional resources will allow us to recover Mr. Phan and pray this will help bring some comfort to his family and friends," Undersheriff Clay Myers said. 

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