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SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MISSING HIKER AT FEATHER FALLS

Friday, June 02, 2017/Categories: Press Release

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June 2, 2017
SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MISSING HIKER AT FEATHER FALLS
Oroville, Ca—Butte County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) Search and Rescue teams continue to search the area surrounding Feather Falls today, after receiving a 9-1-1 call yesterday afternoon reporting a man, identified as Matthew Nisleit, age 23, had slipped and fallen down the falls.
Search teams from BCSO, Cal Fire and Chico Fire responded to the area last night, in addition to helicopters from BCSO and Enloe Flight Care, but were unable to locate Matthew.
BCSO’s helicopter was used again this morning to search the area surrounding Feather Falls. Observers in the helicopter didn’t see any signs of Matthew, but were able to determine that the area is not accessible by boat at this time.
BCSO Search and Rescue members are currently searching the trails in the Feather Falls area and California Highway Patrol will also assist in the search today using their helicopter equipped with thermal imaging cameras. Due to safety concerns, search teams are not able to enter the water at this time.
Representatives from BCSO are working closely with Matthew’s family, and are sharing information as it becomes available.
We are fortunate to have many beautiful places to hike to in Butte County; please use caution, and keep in mind with the increased rain and snowmelt, water in our Butte County waterways is moving much faster than it might look. Please be careful.
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For more information, please contact
BCSO Community Relations Unit
530.871.9440

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