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Monday, June 8, 2020

6/8/20,update 10:00 am : Sebastian Castro Search

As reported yesterday, search efforts have shifted to focus on the river, with no land-based searches taking place. Thank you to everyone who volunteered over the weekend for your assistance.
Vail Police Department conducted a pre-dawn thermal drone mission in the Eagle Villas area today, mostly focusing on the river banks, with no success. Vail Mountain Rescue will be out on the river again today with the assistance of Garfield County Search and Rescue. Multiple boat teams will be searching along the river throughout the day.
River levels remain very high, with strong currents and a significant amount of underwater debris. The public is discouraged from conducting their own searches along the riverbanks and is requested to allow the river professionals to focus on these areas.
Due to low call volume, the tip line will no longer be monitored as of 5:00 pm today. Information that may assist in locating Sebastian can be shared via the non-emergency number for Vail Public Safety Communications Center (911 Dispatch): (970) 479-2201.