Man goes missing in Isabella Lake

Man goes missing in Isabella Lake

LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) -- A Bakersfield man went missing in Isabella Lake while on a Father's Day outing with his family. His wife is almost certain he drowned, as sheriff's crews wrap up a second day of searching.

Dive teams were called to the lake early Sunday afternoon. Kern County Sheriff's Lt. Todd Bishop said they stayed on the search until about 9:30 p.m. and resumed it first thing Monday. But, by late Monday, the search had turned up nothing.

The presumed drowning victim's wife, Dafawn May, identifies him as 29-year-old Michael May.

She said he was all excited about celebrating Father's Day by fishing.

"He heard the bass were huge," and he planned to take home two world record bass, what he understood to be the limit. 

Someone on the lake told her they heard him screaming for help as his kayak flipped over shortly after taking it into the water, while she was getting their boys, a toddler and an infant, situated on the beach. May said despite the boat patrol's quick response, May was nowhere to be found.

His wife believes searchers picked up something on sonar Monday afternoon and she believes they plan to send divers into that spot Tuesday.