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Coroner identifies 3 men whose bodies were found in Sacramento, American rivers

Isaias Servin
Isaias Servin Courtesy of Marysville Police

Sacramento County coroner’s officials released the names of three men whose bodies were recovered separately from local rivers.

The most recent death was that of David R. Gagner, 61, whose body was recovered from the American River near Cadillac Drive. His body was spotted before 1 p.m. Tuesday.

Sacramento Fire Department firefighters were called in for a water recovery near the H Street bridge and the Campus Commons Golf Course, but they found the body on land and called off the water rescue.

They turned the case over to the Sacramento Police Department, which said there was no evidence of foul play in Gagner’s death.

The deaths of two men whose bodies were found this summer in the Sacramento River have also been posted on the coroner’s website.

Gregory A. Patterson was swept away by the Sacramento River current while on a fishing trip July 27 near the 7000 block of Garden Highway. Patterson, 51, was from Sacramento.

The body of Isaias Servin, 74, of Marysville was found in the Sacramento River near the 3100 block of the Garden Highway on Aug. 7. Servin had been reported missing a month before by police from Marysville.

He had gone missing several times before and been found safe. Servin became disoriented and needed daily medication, police said.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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