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Search for missing Lake Mead boater goes into weekend

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The National Park Service and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Search and Rescue depart from Hemenway Harbor to search for a missing Chicago man June 21 at Lake Mead. (NPS Photo) The National Park Service and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Search and Rescue depart from Hemenway Harbor to search for a missing Chicago man June 21 at Lake Mead. (NPS Photo)
Crews meet on June 21, 2013, to discuss search plans for a boater who went missing at Lake Mead. (FOX5/Peter Dawson) Crews meet on June 21, 2013, to discuss search plans for a boater who went missing at Lake Mead. (FOX5/Peter Dawson)
LAKE MEAD (FOX5) -

The search for a boater who went missing at Lake Mead on Thursday resumed Friday morning.

Christie Vanover, a spokesperson for the National Park Service, said 35-year-old Chicago man disappeared about 4 p.m. after he jumped into the lake near Sentinel Island. Family members identified the person as Istvan Tibor Feichtner, according to NPS.

Vanover said the search was called off about 7 p.m. Thursday because of high winds, but resumed about 7 a.m. Friday.

On Friday, the search resumed at about 6:30 a.m. A total of four boats were used to search the waters before the operation was suspended by 1:30 p.m.

The search is slated to resume on Saturday.

The missing man was not wearing a life jacket, according to Vanover.

Sentinel Island is near Castle Cove on the Arizona side of the lake.

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