Catawba County emergency crews searched for a man on Wednesday who disappeared while fishing along the Catawba River.
The missing man has been identified as Zoua Pa Chang, 30, from Claremont.
Rescuers searched for nearly six hours on Wednesday.
Eyewitness News met with more than two dozen family members and friends as they gathered along the river Wednesday afternoon hoping to find some sign of Pa Chang.
Chang and his friend Ignacio Xiong went fishing Tuesday afternoon on the rocks at the base of the dam is where they were about 100 yards apart fishing the river here when one of them vanished.
Eyewitness News was there when Xiong found what he believes was Chang's fishing line feet from where he was last seen on the Catawba River Tuesday.
Within an hour, sheriff's deputies and firefighters were back below the dam Wednesday afternoon searching along the rivers bank for the missing 30-year-old.
It is a popular fishing spot for stripper but also dangerous with the amount of water flowing over the Lookout Dam. Family members believe Chang, who has had seizures in the past, may have had one and accidentally fell into the water. A rescuer put on a wetsuit but didn't find anything here. Chang's family and friends fanned out along the river hoping to find some sign of him.
Family members said they won't give up until Chang is found.
They plan on returning here to look first thing Thursday.