By CBS13 Staff

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The person who was underwater in the American River for several minutes before being pulled out has died, the Sacramento Fire Department says.

The water rescue happened just after 6 p.m. Sunday near North 7th Street.

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The fire department said community members removed the individual, who was only described as male, from the water and performed CPR.

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Firefighters continued life-saving efforts as the person was transported to the hospital

Later Sunday night, the fire department announced that the person had died.

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No other details about the person have been released at this point.