PENN VALLEY (CBS13) – A man who disappeared in the South Yuba River on Sunday has been identified as 34-year-old Alexander Alvarez of Citrus Heights.
Alvarez and his daughter were in the river near Twin Bridges on Saturday when a swift current caught the two and swept them downriver. A park ranger and a good Samaritan were able to rescue his daughter but Alvarez continued downstream, according to a statement from Nevada County Sheriff’s & Rescue.
Fire personnel and state parks personnel searched for the man until it got dark. They returned again on Sunday and searched again, but couldn’t find Alvarez.
A helicopter will be searching for Alvarez Monday near Highway 49, two miles downstream from where he was last seen.
The area will continue to be monitored.