The San Diego Police Department confirmed Saturday that a body was recovered at Mission Trails while in search of a 21-year-old man who was last seen at the trails on Friday, where he went for a run.
“Early this afternoon hikers located a body in the water in the Mission Trails Regional Park. With the assistance of San Diego Fire-Rescue and San Diego Lifeguards, the body was recovered,” SDPD said in a tweet.
SDPD said they have reason to believe the body is of Max Lenail, although confirmation by the medical examiner is pending.
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.
Mission Trails Regional Park has 60 miles of trails and is located only eight miles northeast of downtown San Diego.
“He has not been seen since,” police said. “We are asking for the public’s help in trying to find him.”
Volunteers with the San Diego Sheriff’s Department Search and Rescue were helping in locating Lenail along with Park Rangers, SDSO said.