Rescue workers are searching for a 17-year-old boy who went underwater in a creek near Columbia and didn't resurface.

Boone County authorities say the boy's friends notified authorities Thursday evening that their friend was missing at Perche Creek near Cooper's Landing, a marina near Columbia.

The Columbia Missourian reports that Boone County fire Capt. Martina Pounds says local, county and state workers searched for the boy until about 11 p.m. Thursday and the search will continue on Friday.