Search Suspended For Man In Sacramento River

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have called off the search for a man who reportedly was calling for help in the Sacramento River.

Witnesses told authorities that they saw a man struggling on a small raft around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday and screaming for help near Tower Bridge.

A man living on a nearby boat told police that he went out to help but all he found was a coat in the water.

Sacramento firefighters arrived in a water rescue boat and searched the area, but found nothing. They suspended the search around 5:30 a.m. because of the strong current, determining that no one could have survived in the 40-degree water for that long.

 

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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  1. nothingchanges says:

    How many years have we been hearing about people drowning in the Sacramento river, yet people still challenge its temperature and currents.

    1. carol ramos says:

      was there ever a body recovered or did a dive team go out and look for the body? On march 8, 2012 I filled a missing persons report with West Sac. Police because my boyfriend of 7 years has been missing since March 1, 2012

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