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Man shot while trying to rescue missing hiker is stable

The Latest on the shooting of a rescuer in Northern California (all times local):

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 (http://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.