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Sacramento man found dead after falling into American River, Placer deputies say

Search for man swept away in American River ends sadly

Placer County Sheriff's Office Air Ops and Swift Water Rescue teams search for a man who fell into the American River near Auburn, California, on Sunday. Andy Odon Ortega Fonseca, 23, of Sacramento was found dead.
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Placer County Sheriff's Office Air Ops and Swift Water Rescue teams search for a man who fell into the American River near Auburn, California, on Sunday. Andy Odon Ortega Fonseca, 23, of Sacramento was found dead.

The body of a Sacramento man who died after falling into the American River on Sunday was found Monday afternoon, Placer County Sheriff’s Office said.

The victim is 23-year-old Andy Odon Ortega Fonseca, Placer County Sheriff’s Office said Monday in a statement. Fonseca had fallen into the river about 7 p.m. Sunday at the No Hands Bridge north of Auburn.

Swift water rescue teams searched for about two hours Sunday evening until it became too dark around 9 p.m., sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Andrew Scott said, then resumed searching Monday morning.

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