View of Lake Murray, looking south. Image via Wikimedia Commons

Emergency personnel, including scuba divers, searched in and around Lake Murray Thursday for an 18-year-old man whose wallet, cellphone backpack and pieces of clothing were found abandoned on the shore of the reservoir.

The discovery of the San Diego State University student’s personal effects at the eastern San Diego lake was reported shortly before 7:30 a.m., according to police.

Park rangers and patrol officers searched the shoreline and surrounding areas for the man, whose name was not released, before calling in a lifeguard scuba team about 10 a.m., said Lee Swanson, a spokesman for the San Diego Fire- Rescue Department.

Five divers were in the lake as of shortly before 11 a.m., Swanson said.

—City News Service

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