The Placer County SAR member was searching a very steep portion of the river with two of his team members. Two shots were heard in the canyon, the one member was shot and they all took cover.
Special Enforcement Teams from Placer County and Nevada County were called out as well as medical units. The shooting victim was successfully extricated by CalStar around 10:20 PM and transported to Sutter Roseville Hospital for treatment. The victim is reported to be in stable condition.
The search for the shooter is continuing with the assistance of numerous agencies and equipment. Agencies assisting in the search efforts include Placer County, Grass Valley Police, Yuba County, Butte County, Washoe County, State Parks, CHP, National Guard, and CalFire.
The public should stay out of the river canyon area while the search is being conducted for the shooter. The motive for the shooting is not known at this time and no suspect identification is available.