For Immediate Release
Lieutenant Jim Byers
Search and Rescue Operation for Missing Cameron Park Teenager
Today, June 23rd, 2016, starting at 5:00 am, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team and the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team conducted another extensive search for 15 year old Joshua Joo in the area of the Cosumnes River Gorge, taking advantage of improved conditions, as the high water conditions teams had been experiencing over the past weeks had dramatically declined over the past 24 hours, exposing more areas to search in the river.
At 10:40 am, divers located the body of Joshua Joo in an area that previously was unsearchable due to high water.
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office extends our condolences to the Joo family and asks that you respect their privacy in this time of sorrow and grief.