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Missing Grass Valley Woman Found Goldpanning

A Grass Valley woman has been found alive and well, nearly two days later, after she was reported missing following an aborted rafting trip over the weekend. Nevada County Sheriff Royal says 25-year-old Amanda Robertson and her male roommate were heading to Purdon’s Crossing, from Edward’s Crossing, on the Yuba River, late Saturday afternoon…

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Royal says both HAD gotten out of the raft to return to their vehicles. But Robertson ultimately decided to continue the trip that night and asked to be picked up the next day. She posted a message on Facebook for her mother but was, otherwise, not heard from again. That triggered a major search and rescue operation, including with a CHP helicopter, which located the raft about two miles downstream. Then, this (Mon.) afternoon, she was found…goldpanning…

07-20 missing rafter 2-Royal

Royal says resources that had to be deployed involved 20 to 25 personnel.


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