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.READ MORE: Yuba County Water Agency Could Ship Billions Of Gallons Of Water To Bay Area Amid Drought
The fire department said community members removed the individual, who was only described as male, from the water and performed CPR.READ MORE: Rio Linda Sandwich Shop Owner Recovering From Stabbing
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.MORE NEWS: Sacramento Animal Care Services Pushes For More Help For Homeless Pets
No other details about the person have been released at this point.