A 22-year-old Yakima man is missing after diving into the water near Vernita Bridge Tuesday afternoon to help some kids struggling in the water. Grant County Search and Rescue, Grant County PUD, as well as Columbia Basin Dive Rescue from Tri-Cities searched the water Tuesday but didn't find the man.

Deputies say After getting the first two juveniles back to shore, he then became caught in the current.

The third juvenile swimmer was able to return to shore safely.

Crews have also used a helicopter to in addition to boats to find the missing man. The search continues today.