A frantic fight to save a friend from drowning on the American River ended in tragedy Sunday.
Firefighters were in mop-up mode well into the night as crews work to strengthen containment lines and chop down tall trees that burned earlier in the day.
Officials say a young woman drowned as she tried to cross the American River on foot in Northern California’s Auburn State Recreation Area.
Search and recovery crews never found the body of a 24-year-old, who drowned at Tiscornia Park on Sunday.
As the American River rafting event Rafting Gone Wild winds down, rangers say they are happy to announce this year’s event wasn’t as wild as expected.
The ban has been in place on the day of the event for a couple of years. When county officials say the even advertised on social media for this Saturday, they moved quickly.
A large fight at the Swabbies bar caused quite a commotion – just one of the many incidents authorities responded to Sunday.
The rash-causing parasite is normally found in birds that then pass it to snails and then pass it to humans in the water.
With hundreds of tree-filled parks, numerous places to access waterways, outdoor community concerts and urban spots with public arts installations, Sacramento is rich with opportunities for picnicking.
Arnie Chandola of American Whitewater Expeditions has become an expert on this topic. His company outfits rafters and takes them 20 miles downstream. He knows what it takes to get what he calls “raftable” rapids.
Police say the body of a man with multiple gunshot wounds was found near the American River Thursday morning.
Police say that the body of a man was found in the American River Friday morning.