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Rescuers search American River near Auburn for missing man

The historic Mt. Quarries Railroad Bridge, which supported a rail line constructed in 1912 used to haul limestone up to Auburn, is often referred to as the "No Hands Bridge."
The historic Mt. Quarries Railroad Bridge, which supported a rail line constructed in 1912 used to haul limestone up to Auburn, is often referred to as the "No Hands Bridge." Sacramento Bee file photo

Rescue teams are searching the American River near Auburn for a man who was reported by a witness to be in trouble in the river late Saturday morning.

Placer County Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Troy Minton-Sander said state parks officials, the California Highway Patrol, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection swift water rescue team and the Placer sheriff’s dive team were on site Saturday afternoon near No Hands Bridge.

Chaplains are at the scene, and officials have confirmed a person is missing.

The site, in the American River Canyon, is just south of the Highway 49 crossing of the river.

Tony Bizjak: 916-321-1059, @TonyBizjak

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