American River drowning victim identified as Elk Grove man

Published: Saturday, Jun. 7, 2014 - 5:50 pm

A 28-year-old Elk Grove man has been identified as the victim of a drowning in the American River near Discovery Park Friday night.

The Sacramento County coroner’s website lists the death of Ernest Perez Surita as an accident.

Sacramento police logs indicate officers were called to the area near the park Friday just before 7 p.m. and that the Sacramento Fire Department also responded and found the victim underwater.

He was taken to an area hospital and pronounced dead, police said. No foul play was suspected.

The death was the second drowning in the region Friday. Earlier, officials reported a drowning at near Beals Point at Folsom Lake. The victim, whose name has not yet been released, was seen struggling in the water 10 yards off shore and was found by lifeguards at 4:13 p.m.


Call The Bee’s Sam Stanton, (916) 321-1091.

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