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.


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