RENO — Rescue crews have called off the search for a UNR football player who went missing in Lake Tahoe.
Placer County (California) Sheriff’s spokeswoman Dena Erwin said Saturday that 20-year-old Marc Ma was presumed drowned.
Ma had been on a paddle board trip with several football players Friday afternoon when the group encountered strong winds off Lake Tahoe’s west shore. Ma’s board was found adrift.
Ma, of Honolulu, is listed on the Nevada Wolf Pack website as a sophomore who plays defensive end.
Placer County officials say they will continue looking for Ma, but the search is now considered one of recovery, not rescue.
It's with heavy hearts that we acknowledge the loss of Marc Ma, a beloved member of our football team. pic.twitter.com/GQwT4hNEds
— Nevada Football (@NevadaFootball) June 12, 2016