Hunt halted for man in reported hill collapse

Published: Monday, Jul. 1, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 4B
Last Modified: Monday, Jul. 1, 2013 - 6:30 am

The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said on Sunday that it could find no evidence that a person was injured or killed where a hillside collapsed Saturday along the American River bluffs east of the Fair Oaks Bridge.

The agency sent crews, search dogs, boats and helicopters to the area Saturday evening after a half dozen people reported seeing a shirtless man in black shorts who was hiking in the area disappear. Witnesses said the man was walking on the north side of the American River when the hillside collapsed.

Following another search Sunday morning, fire officials concluded that, "based on neither of the two human remains dogs finding anything," the department's responders "have terminated command and concluded search operations."

– Bee staff

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