Officials with the California Highway Patrol announced Wednesday that the ground search for missing Danville teenager Allison Bayliss has been ended, and a recovery operation has been started as it is believed she jumped from the Golden Gate Bridge late Monday morning.
Search teams shifted to a water recovery operation in the area near the bridge.
Danville Police, Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue, the National Parks Service, other law enforcement agencies and hundreds of Danville residents have been searching for the 15 year-old Bayliss since Monday afternoon, when she was reported missing and at risk by her parents. Tuesday, her bicycle was found in the Presidio area of San Francisco, near the Golden Gate Bridge. The search was called off late Tuesday due to darkness.
Danville Police Chief Steve Simpkins said he received the news early Wednesday morning.
“This is a very sad outcome,” he said. “Our hearts go out to the Bayliss family at this time and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts.”
The Bayliss family has extended their deepest gratitude and thanks to the law enforcement, family, friends and many volunteers who put in so much effort on behalf of their daughter.