NEVADA COUNTY (CBS13) – A man’s body has been found Wednesday afternoon near the South Yuba River, where sheriff’s deputies have been searching for a missing miner.
Investigators with the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office are not confirming whether the body is that of 65-year-old Walter Steever, a miner missing for a week.READ MORE: Could Mask Mandates Drive Business To Surrounding Counties Who Don't Have One?
The body was found about 1,500 feet from Steever’s truck, which was found parked in a fire lane in a rural area near Nevada City. His family says he went gold mining a week ago, but never returned home to San Jose.READ MORE: 'It Meant The World To Me': Oakdale Officer Thanks Citizens Who Helped Him After Hit-And-Run
Investigators say the missing miner’s family was at the scene Wednesday.
Around 100 volunteers have been scouring the area, searching for Steever.MORE NEWS: Kaiser Permanente Sued By Federal Government Over Alleged Medicare Fraud
On Tuesday, crews called this a rescue mission, and do not suspect foul play.