- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 10, 2016

WASHINGTON, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on the shooting of a rescuer in Northern California (all times local):

2:55 p.m.

A volunteer searcher shot in the hip while looking for a missing hiker has been identified as a 69-year-old California man.

Steve Wolf was exploring a steep section along the South Yuba River when he was shot Tuesday near the rural town of Washington, west of Reno, Nevada.

Authorities took him by helicopter to a trauma center where he underwent surgery and is in stable condition. Wolf is an avid hiker who has been a search and rescue volunteer for more than a decade.

The search for the missing hiker is on hold while the gunman remains at large. A motive for the shooting was not known.

Timothy Hansston, 75, has been missing since Aug. 4. Authorities do not believe he has any involvement in the shooting.

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10:42 a.m.

The search for a missing hiker is on hold while Northern California authorities try to find a gunman who shot a volunteer rescuer.

Donna Nelson, assistant to Nevada County Sheriff Keith Royal, said Wednesday that the search for the 75-year-old hiker was suspended over safety concerns with a gunman on the loose.

The suspect shot and wounded a volunteer rescuer in the hip Tuesday. The rescuer, whose name has not been released, is in stable condition.

Royal told the Sacramento Bee (https://bit.ly/2aK8mFz ) that helicopter crews are attempting to locate the shooter with heat-detecting devices.

The hiker has been missing for five days and is not believed to have any involvement in the shooting.

Searchers were looking for the hiker along the South Yuba River near the rural town of Washington, about 75 miles west of Reno, Nevada, when the shooting occurred.

A motive in the shooting was not known.

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7:15 a.m.

A volunteer rescuer who was shot in the hip while searching for a missing 75-year-old man in a remote Northern California area is in stable condition Wednesday.

The Sacramento Bee reports (https://bit.ly/2aK8mFz ) that crews worked late Tuesday to bring him to a site where a rescue helicopter could land. The volunteer’s name and age were not released.

Three volunteers with the Placer County Search and Rescue team were among several groups looking for the older man reported missing along the South Yuba River near the rural town of Washington, about 75 miles west of Reno, Nevada, when the shooting occurred.

The gunman remains at large. The older man remains missing and is not believed to have any involvement in the shooting. A motive in the shooting was not known.

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