Accident Database

Report ID# 115859

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  • Does not Apply
  • Solo Paddling
  • One Boat Trip

Accident Description


Siskiyou County, CA -- The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) says today an end to a missing person search is starting a death investigation.

It says a SCSO deputy helped confirm the identity of Christopher Aubrey located deceased in the Klamath River by one of his family members.  SCSO is investigating the death, and Aubrey's body was retrieved from the river and taken into SCSO possession.

SCSO says an autopsy will determine the cause of death and Aubrey's next of kin were notified.

Police in Siskiyou County were looking for Aubrey as a missing man three weeks ago.

Aubrey is from the Happy Camp area, where he was last seen, and police said he had plans to float across the river in the Ferry Point area.  His truck was found March 1,2022 at the Ferry River access, and a kayak believed to be Aubrey's was found further down the Independence River.


The body of a missing Siskiyou County man, Christopher Aubrey, has been found, according to the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office.

Just before 8 a.m. on Wednesday morning, SCSO said they were notified by Aubrey's family members they possibly located Aubrey deceased in the Klamath River. A deputy responded to the scene to confirm the person's identity and investigate their death.

The body was retrieved from the river and was positively identified as Christopher Aubrey. SCSO says an autopsy will be conducted at a later date to determine the cause of death.

Aubrey went missing on Feb. 23, 2022, when he left to Ferry Point to float across the river. SCSO said Aubrey's truck was found on Mar. 1, 2022, at the Ferry Point River Access. They also found his kayak down the river from Independence River Access

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