UPDATE, 3:53 p.m.: Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer identifies missing man as Austin Smith of South Hill.
UPDATE, 11:25 a.m.: Lt. Cindy Fajardo, the official in charge of the Pierce County search and rescue team, said the ground search has been suspended due to fast-moving currents and very low visibility in the Puyallup River.
“It is treacherous,” she said.
The search teams had experienced some difficulties with debris in the river from mountain runoff as a result of this week’s heat wave.
Fajardo estimated the search teams may not be able to continue the search for a couple of weeks, and …