Police Search for Missing Person in Sand Cove Park

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Mary Norman – 27

Mary Norman, 27, has gone missing after being on a boat near Sand Cove Beach. Detectives are searching in and near the Sacramento River.
Sacramento Police Dept


Sacramento Police spent much of the day Wednesday searching for a missing person in the Sacramento River at Sand Cove Park.

Sand Cove Park is in north Natomas, along the Garden Highway.

The missing woman is Mary Norman, 27. She entered the water around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday night while she was boating with friends.

“Nobody wants to face that. Nobody wants to face the truth. We’re hoping she’s stuck in these bushes somewhere and we find her,” Norman’s friend, Brittany Hall, told FOX40.

Police interviewed everyone on the boat and do not suspect foul play. They also believe alcohol was a factor in the accident, but do not know how much alcohol Norman drank, and do not know how much of a factor it was.

Norman’s friends say the only reason she would have gotten in the water was if she felt she was in danger.

“She got her hair done, eyelashes done,” Hall said. “She’s not jumping in the water at 10 or 11 at night – it’s not happening.”

Yolo County Sheriffs are using a boat and sonar to help their search efforts, but the search area includes trenches that go as deep as 50 feet underwater.

At this point, the file is a missing person report.

Officers halted the search late Wednesday afternoon.

Greg Cotta, Ben Deci and Zohreen Adamjee filed this report.

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