For Immediate Release
Lieutenant Jim Byers
Search and Rescue Operation for Missing Cameron Park Teenager
On May 29th at 12:08 pm, The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a missing hiker in the Bucks Bar area, near the North Fork of the Cosumnes River in an area known as the Cosumnes River Gorge. The teen, a 15 year old boy from Cameron Park, was hiking in the area with family and became separated from the group and was last seen near the river.
The Sheriff’s Office spent several hours searching for the boy, utilizing CHP air resources, Pioneer Fire District personnel, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue ground search teams and swift water search teams. The search was suspended due to darkness and treacherous water conditions due to high water from snow runoff.
Today, the search was expanded utilizing the Sheriff’s Office Dive team. After searching the area of the river where the teen was last seen, the search has been suspended pending improved search conditions. At the family’s request, we are not identifying the missing teen.
Any further updates will be posted when available.