The operation to rescue the bodies of a father and son near Shaver Lake will continue Monday morning after officials failed to retrieve the bodies Sunday, according to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies were unsuccessful in their efforts Sunday night due to the difficult terrain in the area. No other information was released.
The pair were hiking at Shaver Rock, northeast of the lake, when they fell off an embankment and into a deep canyon, a witness told officials.
On Saturday, officials attempted to recover the bodies but failed. The Coroner’s Office transportation unit could not access the remote location and Eagle One, a helicopter used in the operation, experienced a power failure during the mission. The pilot was able to land the helicopter safely on the boat ramp at Edison Campground. No one was injured and no damage was caused.
The names of the victims and their city of residence have not been released.