Search continues Tuesday for former firefighter who went missing - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina

Search continues Tuesday for former firefighter who went missing on Lake Murray

A viewer drone image of Panorama Point Friday evening. (Source: Logan Watson) A viewer drone image of Panorama Point Friday evening. (Source: Logan Watson)
CFD Rescue 1 Engineer Durham Delaura talks with USC students about tools used during vehicle extrication demo in 2013 (Source: CFD Facebook) CFD Rescue 1 Engineer Durham Delaura talks with USC students about tools used during vehicle extrication demo in 2013 (Source: CFD Facebook)
LAKE MURRAY, SC (WIS) -

SCDNR officials said they will return to Lake Murray on Tuesday to resume recovery efforts for a missing boater. 

Officials with the Department of Natural Resources identified the former Columbia firefighter who went missing on Lake Murray Friday evening as Durham Alexander Delaura, 35.

A neighbor found Delaura's 4-year-old daughter alone in his boat that had drifted ashore. Crews have been searching for Delaura's body since Friday evening.

Columbia Fire officials confirmed on Saturday Delaura was a former fireman. 

The search began around 7:30 p.m. Friday evening although DNR officials believe the man fell out of the boat sometime between 6 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The boat then drifted with the child inside for about 30 minutes. 

Crews with Lexington Fire, DNR crews, and deputies from both Newberry and Lexington counties assisted in the search for DeLaura. A DNR helicopter with infrared technology was called in to help with the search efforts on Friday. Crews returned to the lake Saturday morning to continue searching throughout the day. 

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