Crews Search for Man Who Fell into The Truckee River
Crews spent hours searching for a man who fell into the Truckee River Sunday night. There is still no sign of him.
The Reno Fire Department got the call just after 6 p.m.
Firefighters say a couple of people were swinging from trees along the Truckee River's edge, where one man fell in the water. They responded to the last place where the man was spotted: in the river, near the Sutro Street bridge. They say if the man is still in the water, the outcome is not looking good.
"We put five boats in the water with trained river swimmers, they searched the river and the banks from Sutro down to Rock Park; at this point, we're terminating the search and we hope he got out of the water and we find him somewhere later tonight," says Todd Keckley, Battalion Chief with the Reno Fire Department.
Firefighters say it's possible the man climbed out of the water without anyone noticing; something they say, that has happened in the past during other river searches.
"Sometime they get out of the water real quick and they don't even realize people are looking for them yet," Keckley said.
Firefighters say the man was living in a camp about 100 yards away from where he fell in the water.