After jumping into a river to help an eight-year-old boy who was battling in rough waters close to Brannan Island in California, three men have gone missing.
It’s unclear if the child was a member of the group that camped nearby.
Five guys stepped in to save the little child after he started struggling in the water while fishing, according to the boy’s family.
According to the news source, just two of the men and the infant returned to the shore.
According to State Parks personnel, the currents and gusts were extremely strong on Sunday afternoon as the life-saving operation was taking place.
a distressed One of the men who participated in the rescue effort, Juan Cabrera, said his cousin is still missing.
It all happened so quickly. there are three. My buddies and I used to come here frequently,’ Cabrera reportedly added, according to KRCA.
During their holiday camping trip for the Fourth of July, Elmer Rodriguez, a friend of the missing guys, expressed his shock at the incident by saying, “My heart is torn.”
Authorities from the Rio Vista Fire Department, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office, the United States Coast Guard, and California State Parks flocked to the site.
According to officials, the Sacramento San Joaquin River Delta system’s water currents are quite strong.
The search for the missing personnel, which is now a recovery mission, was made more difficult by the severe weather circumstances.
The Rio Vista Fire Department announced on Facebook early on Monday that “three adults remain missing” and that “the event has transitioned to a recovery.”
According to Captain Paul Wissler of California State Parks, the incident site is a “unguarded swim beach” without lifeguards. KRCA News said.
We don’t have lifeguards on duty; the state park’s primary fishing access is off a trail with no rules. The water was moving at the moment because it was title unprotected water, according to Wissler.
All through the night, the US Coast Guard kept up its recovery effort.
The youngster that was saved did not require medical attention, according to deputies at the scene, Sgt. Rod Grassman of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office told KRCA News.
Deputies scoured the canals, but they found nothing, Grassman continued. Following the completion of all search efforts, deputies turned their attention to a recovery.