Missing Camper Found Dead in Sacramento River South of Lake Siskiyou

A camper who was visiting from Asheville, North Carolina was found dead in the Sacramento River this week after he wandered away from his campsite just south of Lake Siskiyou.

31-year-old Jeremy Wayne Price had reportedly wandered away from his campsite on Monday and was reported missing by his girlfriend. The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office called for the help of the H-14 helicopter from California Highway Patrol, which located the body shortly thereafter.

“The missing party was allegedly consuming alcoholic beverages and marijuana during the day, prior to his disappearance that night,” the Sheriff’s Office said.

Around 3 pm on Monday, Price’s body was found just downstream from the Twin Arrows Campground lodged in between some rocks in the Sacramento River, about 30 feet from shore. Price’s next-of-kin has been notified and the Sherriff’s Office will complete an autopsy within the coming days to confirm the cause of his death.

“On behalf of the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office, I would like to offer our thoughts and prayers to the decedent, his family, and friends in the aftermath of his death,” said Sheriff Jon Lopey. “I would also like to take this opportunity to thank the CHP’s H-14 helicopter crew, SCSO deputies, SCSO Dive team members, and SCSO’s SAR Coordinator for their role in finding and recovering Mr. Price’s remains. This case is still under investigation and anyone with information about this case is urged to contact SCSO’s 24-hour Dispatch Center at (530) 841-2900.”

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