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: Heat Safety: Why Leaving A Child Or Pet In A Locked Car Can Be Dangerous
The fire department said community members removed the individual, who was only described as male, from the water and performed CPR.READ MORE: Dogs, Horses, Cats And Exotic Birds Rescued From Sutter County Property; 2 People Suspected Of Animal Abuse
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: California Gov. Newsom Criticizes GOP After Texas School Shooting: 'Who The Hell Are We If We Cannot Keep Our Kids Safe'
No other details about the person have been released at this point.