NEWMAN -- A fisherman fell into the California Aqueduct on Wednesday afternoon, prompting a search that continued until sundown.
Sgt. Anthony Bejaran of the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department said deputies responded to a call just before 4 p.m. of a man going into the canal just south of Orestimba Road. Witnesses said the 30-year-old man was fishing from the west bank of the aqueduct when he fell in.
The man, whose name and residence is not known, last was seen floating in the middle of the canal before he went under the water.