VILANO BEACH, FL -- The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office plans to resume its search for a missing fisherman first thing Monday morning after searching all day Sunday.
Sergio Lopez, 22, and Birgilio Bautista-Pena, 22, of Clay County, were surf fishing. A boat wake caused Lopez to drift into the inlet.
A spokesperson for the sheriff's office says Bautista-Pena jumped in the water to help his friend and has not been seen since.
Lopez made it back to shore.
Many eyewitnesses saw Pena going beneath the surface of the water.
Boats and divers searched the channel for Bautista-Pena all day Sunday.
A Coast Guard helicopter also helped out.
First Coast News