Deputies are searching for an 11-year-old, Hispanic boy in Meadow Vista, according to the Placer County Sheriff's Office.
It is believed the boy fell into a PG&E canal off of Crother Road, said Lt. Andrew Scott, Sheriff's Office spokesperson.
A neighbor placed a 911 call just before 6 p.m., Scott said. The neighbor said he had heard someone trying to pull the boy out of the canal, but that person has not been located at this time.
A dive team is on the scene searching for the boy, Scott said, adding that a helicopter was also helping earlier in the evening. Cal Fire is on the scene as well.
Deputies have made contact with the boy's family, but Scott is unsure of whether they knew the boy had been missing before deputies spoke with them.
At this moment, efforts are focused in trying to locate the boy, Scott said.