SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — It was the biggest river rescue yet this season for Sacramento-area firefighters.

Nearly two dozen people had to be pulled from the banks of the American River after their rafts overturned. Several were children as young as four years old. Rafters blame the swift current that is tough for even experienced rafters.

“It was pretty scary,” said one of the rafters.

Fire crews have now rescued more than 80 people in the last week and are urging everyone to stay out of the river until water flow drops.

Comments (6)
  1. Daniel Anderson says:

    Man firefighters are so cool and awesome!!!! they saved my cat from a three.

  2. Shawn Quinn says:

    These adults in this story need to be charged! But I guess stupidity isn’t against the law!

  3. Marc sac says:

    Hi Crystal. From Steve.

  4. Cookie says:

    Steve, you are my Sun and my Stars. -Crystal

  5. Kraxis says:

    Well we won’t have to worry about more anymore rescues…Winter is Coming….

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