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Crews search river near Discovery Park for missing Roseville man

Searchers peer into the water off Discovery Park on Feb. 5, 2016
Searchers peer into the water off Discovery Park on Feb. 5, 2016 dsmith@sacbee.com

Crews on Friday searched for an at-risk Roseville man whose sport-utility vehicle was found in a parking lot at Discovery Park.

Family members of the missing person, described only as a 57-year-old white man, called Roseville police about 7:30 a.m. Friday to report his disappearance, said Roseville police Sgt. Jason Bosworth. Authorities had found no sign of the man by late afternoon, with a growing search-and-rescue presence gathering near the park’s boat landing and fanning out along the rim of the park. Sacramento County park rangers and a volunteer chaplain were also there.

Police dispatchers who traced the man’s cellphone to Discovery Park earlier Friday morning called Sacramento authorities, who launched their search, Bosworth said.

Sacramento Fire Department searchers took to the water Friday morning. The crew used an underwater camera along the shoreline near the Discovery Park boat landing where the man’s Jeep Grand Cherokee was parked. Park rangers also joined the search.

By early afternoon, a pair of Sacramento County sheriff’s deputies were called to search the man’s vehicle for clues as to his whereabouts and a sheriff’s K-9 team was also sent to look for the man.

Darrell Smith: 916-321-1040, @dvaughnsmith

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