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Sheriff: Missing camper found dead in Sacramento River

The body of a North Carolina man was recovered after his companions reported him missing on Monday.

Posted: May 16, 2019 10:20 AM

MOUNT SHASTA, Calif. — A camper reported missing on Monday was later found dead in the Sacramento River, according to the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office (SCSO).

Deputies responded to the Twin Arrows Campground south of Siskiyou Lake just before noon. The caller said that her boyfriend, 31-year-old Jeremy Wayne Price of Asheville, North Carolina, had disappeared the previous night after he "wandered away from their camp site."

"The missing party was allegedly consuming alcoholic beverages and marijuana during the day, prior to his disappearance that night," the Sheriff's Office said.

Price was last seen near the South Fork of the Sacramento River, a short distance from the campground. Other campers had told Price's girlfriend that he was seen near the riverbank. She expressed concern because Price didn't know how to swim.

Deputies notified the SCSO Search & Rescue (SAR) team and called for an H-14 helicopter from California Highway Patrol (CHP). When the helicopter arrived on the scene, the crews began an aerial search of the river. They soon found Price's body.

"At about 3:04 p.m., the helicopter crew spotted what appeared to be a body wedged in some rocks in the middle of the river, about one-quarter mile north and down-stream from the campground," SCSO said.

The SCSO Dive Team responded and worked to recover Price's body, which was stuck about 30 feet from shore.

Price's next-of-kin has been notified, and SCSO said that an autopsy will be conducted within the next several days to confirm the cause and manner of his death.

“On behalf of the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office, I would like to offer our thoughts and prayers to the decedent, his family, and friends in the aftermath of his death," said Sheriff Jon Lopey. "I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the CHP’s H-14 helicopter crew, SCSO deputies, SCSO Dive team members, and SCSO’s SAR Coordinator for their role in finding and recovering Mr. Price’s remains. This case is still under investigation and anyone with information about this case is urged to contact SCSO’s 24-hour Dispatch Center at (530) 841-2900.”

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