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Update: Person rescued from American River near Rancho Cordova, fire officials say

A person was rescued Thursday morning from the American River, south of Sunrise Boulevard in Rancho Cordova, authorities said.

Crews received a call at 9:14 a.m. reporting an unresponsive person in the water near El Manto River Access Park, said Chris Vestal, spokesman for the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department and a Metro Fire helicopter were dispatched and made contact with the person around 9:30 a.m., Vestal said.

The person was transported via helicopter to a nearby hospital, receiving CPR on the way, Vestal said. There was no information provided on the person’s condition as of Thursday afternoon.



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