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The search for a missing 17-year old in the Feather River is back underway Thursday morning after rescue crews were on the scene until late last night.
First responders say a group of five people were rafting in the Feather River when the current became too strong and took the 17-year old under the water.
Butte County Ca Fire says they began a dynamic water rescue. Personnel are searching the shore-line.
A CHP helicopter searched from the air.
First responders say they often have to perform rescues in this area because people don't recognize the strength of the moving water and its under-currents.
"They were in the area of where the Afterbay Outlet empties into the Feather River,” said Mike Shorrock, Cal Fire Battalion Chief. “They tried to get out of it. The one swimmer was out of the boat and went under. It’s a very dangerous part of the water, probably in my opinion, one of the most dangerous on the Feather River because of the two currents coming together."
Shorrock said the individual was not wearing his life-jacket.
Butte County Sheriff's Search and Rescue said they suspended the search last night because the area is too dangerous, however search efforts resumed this morning at 8 a.m.