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Nevada City, Calif. August 10, 2016 at 4:35 PM – Sheriff Keith Royal expressed some cautious optimism when talking to YubaNet, “We are following up on some pretty good leads,” the Nevada County Sheriff said.”I hope they pan out and we’ll resolve this quickly.”
Numerous agencies are combing the South Yuba canyon between the Town of Washington and Malakoff Diggins, assisted by four helicopters. Royal hopes the leads pan out sooner rather than later but is resolved to continue the search for the shooter of Placer SAR Steve Wolf as long as necessary. Wolf is listed in stable condition after having been shot on Tuesday afternoon and medevaced out of the steep river canyon last night, with his two team members. A Sheriff’s deputy was also transported to the hospital, diagnosed with heat exhaustion and expected to make a full recovery.
The search for the shooter continued overnight and throughout the day, with more agencies arriving at the two command posts in Washington and Malakoff Diggins.
Royal urges the public to stay away from the area for their own safety and to facilitate the search operation.
The search by SAR for Timothy Hansston, a 75-year old missing hiker from Tulare County is temporarily on hold. Hansston is missing since August 4th, when he was last seen hiking the South Yuba Trail out of the Town of Washington.