By CBS13 Staff

PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) — A man drowned at the Rattlesnake Bar area of the upper American River Tuesday afternoon, officials confirmed.

California State Parks said three people — a man and two women — were swimming to an island near Rattlesnake Bar when the man went under. The two women reached the island and noticed the man was no longer behind them.

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State parks said a call regarding the missing man came in at around 12:35 p.m.

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He was found about an hour later about 20 feet below the surface and pronounced dead a short time later.

State park officials said no one in the group was wearing a lifejacket.

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Rattlesnake Bar is located between Auburn and Granite Bay, and east of Loomis on the west side of the North Fork of the American River.