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American River drowning victim ID’d as Bay Area man

Published: Monday, Aug. 25, 2014 - 1:01 pm

The Sacramento County Coroner’s office said that a man who died in the American River over the weekend was from the Bay Area.

Shane Kilby, 26, of Castro Valley was pulled from the American River by firefighters in the Gilligan’s Island area across from Ancil Hoffman Park Saturday evening and taken to a hospital.

Assistant Chief Maurice Johnson of the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said Kilby had been in the water for 10 to 15 minutes before the rescue. He was pronounced dead at 8:14 p.m. Saturday.


Call The Bee’s Bill Lindelof, (916) 321-1079.

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