Rescuers search for missing child in East County reservoir

Police and rescue vehicles line the road along the San Vicente Reservoir where a 12-year-old went missing after falling overboard.

LAKESIDE, Calif. — Rescue teams are searching for a child reported overboard at the San Vicente Reservoir in Lakeside early Saturday evening.

The search began around 6 p.m., the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department confirmed.

Dive teams from San Diego Police Department are searching the water and helicopters are looking for the missing child from the air, while ground teams work the shore, the Sheriff’s department told FOX 5.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports the child was 12 years old and had fallen from a WaveRunner-type watercraft, according to police.

The child had not been found by 8 p.m. and police told FOX 5 that some rescue teams were called off after sunset. Lifeguard divers will continue the search Sunday morning, police said.

We will update this developing story as we learn more.