Swimmer Goes Missing In Russian River

RUSSIAN RIVER (CBS SF) — Sonoma County safety officials are searching for a swimmer who went missing in the Russian River Monday afternoon, a fire dispatcher said.

Sonoma County Fire, working with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Department and Monte Rio fire officials, received a call at 2:17 p.m. that sent them searching for someone was had been swimming in the Russian River near the community of Monte Rio.

Another person, who appears to have been swimming with the missing person, was brought out of the water. Searches are underway with divers and boats along the Russian River, the dispatcher said.

“We are looking for every possibility,” he said.

The dispatcher said the swimmer may have drowned, but until the person has been found they are considered missing.

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