The waters at the 410-foot-tall Feather Falls in Butte County swept a man away on Thursday.
Search and rescue crews searched for hours to find him, but were unsuccessful, KHSL/CNN reported. CalFire received a call of a hiker over the falls around 4 p.m. and its crews along with Chico Fire Department firefighters and Butte County Sheriff officials, started out.
Crews are expected to restart their rescue efforts today, KRCR7 reported.
Feather Falls, near Lake Oroville, is the second tallest waterfall in California.
"Where he was at, he was just above the falls in the water and there is really no place for you to grab on," Chris Haile of Cal Fire told the news station.
To get to the falls, it takes a four-mile hike. Officials caution people to stay out of the water above the falls, because it’s not the first time somebody has been swept away.
In 2012, a 28-year-old man fell and got caught in the current, KHSL reported. It took almost a year before a search and rescue diver found a bone in a deep pool downstream from the falls.