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Man pulled from river near downtown Sacramento

Sacramento firefighters pulled a man from the water near the confluence of the Sacramento and American rivers Friday morning.

The young man was transported to the hospital. His condition was not known.

The fire department received a report about 11 a.m. Friday that the man was in trouble in the water near Tiscornia Park, just downriver from where the two rivers meet. Firefighters found the man after about 20 minutes of searching.

It is unclear if the man had been swimming or simply wading in the water. Sacramento Fire Department spokesman Roberto Padilla warned that although river levels are low, the water is cold from snow melt and there are unseen hazards.

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

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