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Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Teams search for missing hunter north of Reno


washoe_county_sheriffs_office_log-7001436-2313042Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue teams are currently looking for a missing hunter in the area of Fish Springs Ranch Road and Fish Springs Road north of Reno.

At approximately 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 17, 2014, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of two lost hunters, both male, in the Fish Springs Ranch area. One of the hunters was able to contact the Lassen County Sheriff’s Office by cell phone. Lassen County contacted the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office who then initiated the search effort.

Washoe County search teams were able to locate the hunters’ vehicle and one of the missing hunters on Wednesday night. The search for the second hunter continued throughout the night and into Thursday morning.

Over two dozen Sheriff Search and Rescue volunteers are currently searching an area approximately four miles south of Fish Springs Ranch on Fish Springs Road.  Fish Springs Ranch is located between Sugarloaf Peak and Vinegar Peak, roughly 15 miles northeast of Doyle, California.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s RAVEN helicopter will assist with the search as weather/smoke conditions allow.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office celebrated 150 years of proud service and community partnership in 2011. Sheriff Michael Haley is the 25th person elected to serve as the Sheriff of Washoe County. His office continues to be the only full service public safety agency operating within northern Nevada and is responsible for operating the consolidated detention facility, regional crime lab, Northern Nevada Regional Intelligence Center, Internet Crimes against Children Task Force, court security, service of civil process and traditional street patrols.

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