A Rocklin man remains missing Monday after reportedly falling into the South Fork American River near Placerville on Saturday, El Dorado County sheriff’s authorities say.
Mateo Rios, 28, was last seen floating down the river near Chili Bar Park, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release Monday morning. He was not wearing a life jacket, the news release said.
Search and rescue efforts Saturday and Sunday involving sheriff’s deputies, Cal Fire crews and a California Highway Patrol helicopter were unsuccessful.
Initially reported as a possible drowning, Rios has been declared a missing person, El Dorado sheriff’s officials said.