Search teams were still looking today for the man who fell into the Stanislaus River early Monday night.
Debby Parsons, spokesperson for the Calaveras County Sheriff's Department, said the man is from Tuolumne County and in his mid-40s.
Divers and a helicopter were searching for the man, who slid off a hillside and into the river near Goodwin Dam.
We'll have more information on the incident as it becomes available.
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Search crews are searching for a man who apparently fell into the Stanislaus River near the Goodwin Dam early Monday evening, authorities said.
Sgt. Jeff Wilson of the Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department said two men were walking along the hillside above the river just below Tulloch Lake when one of the men slipped and fell in.
Three county law enforcement agencies — Calaveras, Stanislaus and Tuolumne — all were providing initial support for the incident that occurred in the southwestern most point of Calaveras County.
There were early reports of a man going into the waterway from a boat in Tulloch Lake, but Wilson said late Monday night that the man actually slipped into the waterway after the two were searching for something along the hillside.
He said the other man ran after the victim as he was being swept away and lost sight of him after he reached the first of what are a series of tunnels that ushers the water into Stanislaus County.