SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- San Diego Police have found a body during their searching for a missing runner who disappeared Friday.
According to the department, 21-year-old Max Lenail was last seen by his roommate around 10:30 a.m., leaving for Mission Trails Park, where he reportedly went on a run.
Max Lenail (21) was last seen yesterday (01/29/2021) at Mission Trails where he went for run. He has not been seen since. We are asking for the public's help in trying to find him. If you have any information please call us at (619)531-2000 and reference case 21-500097. pic.twitter.com/Xj8zkNz3ic— San Diego Police Department (@SanDiegoPD) January 30, 2021
A man who says he is Lenail's father posted to a hiking group on Facebook saying that, Lenail was the victim of a freak accident while hiking in the wilderness.
Police received a 911 call Saturday at 1:47 p.m. from a search group who said they found a body in the water near a waterfall at Mission Trails. The San Diego Fire-Rescue Department and city lifeguards were called to the scene and removed the body from the water.
Mission Trails Regional Park has 60 miles of trails and is located at 1 Father Junipero Serra Trail near San Carlos in East County.
Max Lenail was described as a white male, 5-feet-8 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing bright orange running shorts and a grey tank top.
County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher said his body was recovered after a search Saturday.
Max Lenail is missing. Last seen at Mission Trails Park. Please RT. pic.twitter.com/VGmufSgdMF— Nathan Fletcher (@nathanfletcher) January 30, 2021
Anyone with information is asked to call 619-531-2000.