Police and firefighters helped retrieve a man Wednesday from a half-submerged log in the Sacramento River.
A call came in about 11:15 a.m. about the need to rescue the man in the water near Front and O streets. Once firefighters arrived, they found the man sitting on a big tree branch lodged near the river’s bank.
Sacramento police Sgt. David Nasca said an officer was asked to assist firefighters because a knife sheath was found nearby. Sacramento firefighters were hesitant to approach with inflatable rafts.
An officer got in a boat along with firefighters and approached the man, who was “fully compliant,” Nasca said.
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“He got in the boat,” Nasca said. “He had apparently used some narcotics in the recent past, which caused some mental issues.”
The man was eventually taken to a hospital for medical treatment, Nasca said. There was nothing criminal about what the man did, Nasca said.