September 24, 2023

FAIRFIELD — Underwater remote-operated vehicles with sonar capabilities were added to the search for a man presumed to have drowned in the Sacramento River on Wednesday.

Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office sent in its underwater ROV on Thursday, and Napa County Sheriff’s Office added its ROV on Friday, Sgt. Rex Hawkins, spokesman for the Solano County Sheriff’s Office, said in a phone interview on Friday.

Other area counties, as well as Solano’s Marine Unit, have come in with boats to help with the surface search, Hawkins added.

The missing man, 20, from Oakland, jumped off a dock at the Sandy Beach County Park shortly before 4 p.m. Wednesday, and never surfaced.

In addition to helping with the search on the water and in the air, the U.S. Coast Guard also has provided calculations of river flows based on the area tides to help searchers.

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