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Search underway for missing man on South Coast

Santa Barbara County Fire Department
A search is underway for a man who reportedly disappeared in a Central Coast water basin.

Man reported missing in water basin in Santa Maria.

A search is underway for a man reported to be missing in a water basin on the Central Coast.

Authorities received a call just after 12 a.m. Wednesday morning about a man believed to have disappeared in the basin near North Blosser Road, and Canal Street in Santa Maria.

Santa Barbara County firefighters used inflatable boats to search the basin.

They say they found a piece of clothing believed to have belonged to the man, but there’s no sign of the missing person.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.