Redding man last seen in Shingletown located deceased

Wayde Richard Rego

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office is reporting that the missing Redding man who was last seen in Shingletown, in the area of Bear Creek Falls, has been found deceased.

Officials reported that around 2:45 p.m., members of the search team found a dead man in about 15-20 feet of water. After the body was removed from the water the Coroner's Office was able to identify the it was Wayde Richard Rego.

Earlier in the week, officials said Wayde Richard Rego, 35, from Redding, spent Sunday afternoon with friends in the Bear Creek Falls area on Ponderosa Way, approximately two miles north of Highway 44 in Shingletown. Officials added the three were consuming alcohol throughout the day and it was reported that Rego became intoxicated.

Rego was reported missing by his friends early Monday morning.

On Thursday, members of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Shasta County Search and Rescue Teams (Volunteer Dive Team and Mountain Rescue Team) returned to the area of Bear Creek Falls to resume the search for Wayde Richard Rego of Redding, CA. around 8:30 a.m.

The search teams focused on an area at the base of the main waterfall.

The Shasta County Coroner’s Office will be actively investigating the circumstances surrounding this incident.

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