How to survive an unexpected fall into the river
The body of man in his 20s was recovered from the American River Sunday morning.
The man had been swimming in the river with a family member around 6 p.m. Saturday, said Sacramento Metro Fire Department spokesman Capt. Adam Huckaby. A few hours later, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department received a report he was missing.
Sheriff’s deputies began to search for him using helicopters and boats, and later called in Sacramento Metro Fire for assistance.
The search was called off at 1:30 a.m. and resumed the next morning, Huckaby said.
Shortly before noon, Sacramento Metro Fire personnel located the body under about 8 feet of water downriver from the San Juan Rapids.
Officials do not believe he had been wearing a life jacket, Huckaby said.