Man and Teen Boy Die in North Fork American River Incident

north fork american river incident

CALIFORNIA (June 25, 2024)A man and a teenage boy died, and another teenager was rescued after being swept downstream on the North Fork American River on Monday, according to California State Parks officials.

 

Emergency crews responded to reports of a possible drowning at Lake Clementine Trail before 5:30 p.m. Officials stated that three people had attempted to swim across the river but were overpowered by the current.

 

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office reported that a 33-year-old man was found dead in the water. A 15-year-old boy was also located, and State Parks lifeguards and Cal Fire performed CPR. Despite efforts, he was taken to Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, where he later died. Another teenage male was reportedly pulled from the water uninjured.

 

We await further details on the North Fork American River incident.

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