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(SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Nev.) — Police in South Lake Tahoe, Nevada, are using selfies to piece together the mysterious case of a missing, unidentified paddle boarder.

At 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, a man who identified himself as “Morym” checked out a paddle board for one hour at South Lake Tahoe Standup Paddle, the South Lake Tahoe Police Department said.

The man had a thick accent and didn’t speak English well, police said.

Between 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m., a boater found the paddle board adrift, police said. A GoPro camera, selfie stick and lifejacket were also left behind with the paddle board.

As authorities search the water for the man, police are also combing through the footage from the abandoned GoPro in hopes of identify the mystery paddle boarder.

The man has still not been located today and remains unidentified, Lt. Brian Williams of the South Lake Tahoe Police told ABC News.

The man has not yet been reported missing by anyone associated with him, Williams said, but police are treating it as a missing person’s case.

Anyone with information can contact the police at (530) 542-6100.

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