Kayaker Missing In South Lake Tahoe

On 6-8-17 at 9:15 A.M. Pham Dan Vu Thanh (Dan) called a friend to tell him he was going kayaking and camping in the Lester Beach area. As of 6:15 P.M. Dan had not been heard from again.
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office began an initial investigation and search effort to locate Dan. The search was suspended at 12:00 P.M. that night.
Search efforts resumed at 6:00 A.M. this morning. Resources from The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, U.S. Coast Guard, State Parks and other Lake Tahoe marine agencies are actively searching the area.
Pham Dan Vu Thanh (Dan) is described as:
Filipino Male Adult 5’7″ 150 pds. muscular build
Short dark hair multiple tattoos on shoulder and chest
Forest green kayak 10′ long unknown backpack or life jacket

Please notify The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office if you see¬†anyone matching this description. Dial 911 or call 530-621-6600

Sgt. Todd Hammitt