Officials search SC lake for missing fisherman

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Officials are searching for a fisherman missing on a South Carolina lake.

Multiple media outlets reported the man has been missing since Friday evening on Lake Murray, northwest of Columbia.

Natural Resources Department Lt. Robert McCullough says the missing man is 33-year-old Jeremy Spires of Batesburg-Leesville.

McCullough says officials still consider the effort a search & rescue operation.

Officers are using a plane and boats, as well as divers.

Spires' empty boat was found off Dreher Island.

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