Feather River drowning victim identified

Oct 14, 2015 7:20 PM by News Staff

The Butte County Coroner has identified the man who drowned in the Feather River in Oroville last weekend.

Sheriff’s officials say 25-year-old Lue Thao, of Marysville died while trying to swim across the Feather River, near Riverbend Park Sunday.

Authorities say Thao attempted the swim after a nearby property owner told him the area he was trying to access was not accessible from her property.

Thao was reportedly under water for about 30 minutes before being taken Oroville Hospital where he was pronounced dead.


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