Rescue divers located the body of a San Francisco man who was reported missing on Sunday in Guerneville. Mubarak Salisu, 29, was pulled from the Russian River on Monday at noon, according to Misti Harris, Community Engagement Liaison for the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office.
The sheriff’s office received a missing person call around 8:40 p.m. on Sunday. The caller reported that he and Salisu were vacationing in a rental home in the 15600 block of Riverside Drive in Guerneville with several other friends all weekend.
According to reports, Salisu didn’t show up for dinner, and his friends became concerned for his welfare. Salisu’s flip-flops and T-shirt were found at a dock on the edge of the Russian River. His cellular phone was located in the vacation home.
Deputies searched the surrounding area on Sunday night but were unable to locate the missing man. On Monday morning, the sheriff’s volunteer search and rescue dive team, aided by the Russian River and Monte Rio Fire Departments, swam the Russian River near the dock, Salisu’s last known location.
Harris said they searched for an hour before locating Salisu’s body in about 12 to 15 feet of water at about noon. The rescue team’s search for Salisu included video footage for evidence.
Harris said the county coroner’s office is investigating the death.
“The coroner will determine cause of death and manner,” she said.