EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) — Authorities say the bodies of three young men from Sacramento who went missing after being swept into the Cosumnes River have been recovered.

The incident happened back on May 28 in the North Fork of the Cosumnes River at the Happy Valley Cut Off.

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Authorities haven’t detailed exactly what led to the men being swept into the water, but the family of one man – 24-year-old Evan Ishima – said he and another man jumped in to try and save a stranger he saw struggling in the river.

None of the three resurfaced. A search involving a dive team, helicopter and rescue crews came up empty.

On Monday, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s confirmed that all three bodies had been recovered. The sheriff’s office recovered one of the bodies a few weeks ago on June 4.

According to family members, the bodies of the two other men were recovered by family members on June 10 and 11. The sheriff’s office was on scene for both recoveries with the coroner’s office.

Two of the men have been positively identified, Ishima and Tim Nguyen. The sheriff’s office says they’re still waiting on the third man’s identification.


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