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Sacramento River search continues for missing inner tuber

10:50 AM, Sep 7, 2012   |    comments
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CHICO, Calif. (AP) - Authorities are continuing to search for a college student who went missing after setting out on the Sacramento River in an inner tube.

The Chico Enterprise-Record reports watercraft from Butte County search and rescue and other agencies will be on the river looking for 20-year-old Brett Olson through the weekend.

The Lafayette man was last seen Sunday afternoon on a portion of the river south of Chico called Beer Can Beach. He was taking part in an annual Labor Day weekend tradition that sees thousands of college students float on inner tubes there.

Authorities say it's possible Olson got lost in the heavy brush around the beach.

According to Olson's father, Olson's friends said he had been drinking, but they didn't think he was "over the edge."














The Associated Press

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