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Body of person who drowned in American River recovered near Cal Expo

The body of a person who drowned in American River was found near Cal Expo
The body of a person who drowned in American River was found near Cal Expo

Sacramento Fire Department officials recovered the body of a person Saturday who drowned in American River near Cal Expo, according to public information officer Keith Wade.

A person driving on the Capital City Freeway over the river saw the body floating and called the fire department, Wade said.



Fire officials were dispatched at 12:17 p.m. After pulling the body out of the river, the person was pronounced dead.

The county coroner’s office has not yet identified the person.

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Elaine Chen, from the University of Chicago, is a local news reporter for The Sacramento Bee. She grew up in the Bay Area and later in Beijing, China.
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