River Emergencies Rise Along With The Temperature

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – As the temperature goes up, so does the number of emergencies on Sacramento-area rivers as well as heat-related health emergencies.

On Tuesday evening, as temperatures topped 100 degrees, fire crews rushed from rescue to rescue.

Crews were called to a river rescue after 22 college students were thrown from their rafts on the American River, shocked by the cold water.

Not long after, another couple had to be rescued upstream.

Fire fighters have been trying to get the word out about how cold and fast area rivers are running but some people just do not heed the warnings.

“We continued to try and try and it’s frustrating to see the same incident happened over and over again,” said Sacramento Fire Department Assistant Chief Niko King.

Just minutes after talking with CBS13, King was called downtown to help a homeless man in a heat-related call.

  • Ginger Reese

    Where were their life jackets? If they weren’t wearing life jackets they should get billed for their rescue. That is what’s wrong with todays youth they think thye can do anything. It’s just like the helmet law. Let’s inforce the laws we have.

    • Wyliecoyote

      I agree, good point, no life jacket, they must pay, be fined, or do work release.
      If I am on boat, I have to wear one. They should too.

      • Hn

        Immortal your pathetic you nut!

  • Wyliecoyote

    Every year, same place, stupid people die or nearly die. The Howe Ave bridge region. Darwin awards. This can be avoided very easily, but nope……..they think they are immortal.

    • God Speaks

      I say, if they think they are immortal, let them prove it. The river has mulitute of warning signs all along it. When the braindead come to the realization that they are not immortal, they should b fined a minimum of $5,000 “Per Person” Some lessons need to be learned the hard way.

  • Shame on you

    F*ck all of you! I’m sure when you were kids you went floating in 100 degree weather to have fun! These poor kids were bawling because they almost died! Shame on you for just thinking about money! And they had some life jackets which weren’t reported. Get lifes n stop judging this kids for trying to enjoy their first day of summer. I pray for them and their families.

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