Body pulled from Sacramento River is missing man

Jul 23, 2014 6:29 PM by News Staff

Shasta County authorities have confirmed that a body pulled out of the Sacramento River Wednesday afternoon is that of missing canoer Kao Liam Saefong.

Saefong had been missing since Sunday afternoon when his canoe overturned just north of the South Bonnyview Boat Launch.

Underwater searches were halted after two days, but officials continued to look for Saefong by boat and air today. They said they pulled the body out of the river around noon, near an island just south of the Bonnyview Bridge.

Robert Watson, who was canoeing with Saefong, was able to save himself after the boat flipped, authorities say neither man was wearing a life jacket.

An autopsy will be performed later this week.


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