Sacto 9-1-1
August 26, 2011
Firefighters rescue individual from American River

An individual has been taken to Mercy San Juan Medical Center after being pulled from the American River about a mile downstream from the Sunrise Bridge.

Assistant Chief Scott Cockrum of the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said firefighters received a report about 1:30 this afternoon that an individual had been seen floating face down in the river. He said rescue crews located a person, pulled the individual from the water and administered CPR.

Cockrum said little information was immediately available regarding the identity or condition of the victim.

A fisherman had been reported missing on the American, but Cockrum said that individual was reported to have been farther downstream, near River Bend Park.

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