Search Resumes Saturday Morning For Hiker, 21, Swept Away In San Gabriel River

AZUSA (AP) — A search will resume at daybreak for a 21-year-old hiker who fell into the San Gabriel River and was swept away north of Azusa.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Pete Shupe says the man was hiking with others Friday near the Camp Williams Resort in the Angeles National Forest. At around 1:30 p.m., the man fell into the river from a rope crossing and was swept away by waist-high waters.

The San Gabriel Valley Tribune says other hikers saw him tumble down the river until they lost sight of him.

After five hours of searching by ground and air, rescue crews found a backpack belonging to the hiker but there was no sign of the man.

The search was called off at nightfall Friday but will resume Saturday morning.

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