Missing 17-year-old found safe

Jordan Dudick
Jordan Dudick(KOLO)
Published: Aug. 6, 2019 at 3:19 AM PDT
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Update 6:15 a.m.-

17-year-old Jordan Dudick has been found safe. He was reported missing on the Truckee River Monday night.

Sheriff's deputies say he got out of the river and walked to Sparks where he called his parents from a gas station.

Update 5:15-

Bob Harmon with the Washoe County Sheriff's Office says that a group of friends were rafting last night (Monday August 5th) when 17-year-old Jordan Dudick's raft got ahead of the group and they became separated.

The rest of the group then got out of the water, but Dudick wasn't with them. They began to search on their own to no avail. They then called 911 who dispatched a search and rescue team.

The team spent nearly 5 hours on the river and in the air searching but have found no clues. The search will resume at first light.

It's unclear at this point if Dudick was wearing a life-jacket but Harmon says, the river is running low and slow so it's very possible that Dudick also got out of the river. If he did there are many directions he could have headed.

Harmon is asking commuters in the area to keep their eye out for the teen.

Original Story

Search and rescue crews are looking for a 17-year-old boy who went missing while rafting with friends on the Truckee River. The HASTY team and RAVEN are assisting with the search.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office says Jordan Dudick was last seen while rafting with friends near Patrick around 9:30 Monday night.

Dudick was wearing red, white, and blue shorts and a maroon and white striped shirt along with a gray cap. He is 6'3" tall and weighs 195 pounds.

Deputies say Dudick may be on foot near the river.

If you know anything call the Washoe County Sheriff's Office at (775) 785-WCSO.

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