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Teen rafter who was subject of river search turns up safe

WCSO/krnv/kolo/pvdAugust 6, 2019

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno-area authorities say a 17-year-old rafter who was reporting missing and was the subject of a search along the Truckee River has been located safe.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office says the youth apparently was able to walk back to the Sparks area and called his family from a gas station Monday night.

The Sheriff’s Office says the youth and friends were rafting when his raft got ahead of the group and they became separated.

A search and rescue team looked for the youth for about five hours late Nonday night and early Tuesday morning without success.

They had planned to resume the search after sunrise.

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