Man drowns in Feather River

Oct 12, 2015 10:55 AM by Gammenia Vrioni

The Butte County Sheriff's Office has confirmed a man drowned in the Feather River near Riverbend Park in Oroville over the weekend.

The Butte County Sheriff's Office received a phone call Sunday evening from a woman who witnessed a male in his 20's drown in the Feather River at the edge of her property.

Authorities say the owner of the property told the young man he couldn't get to where he wanted to go from her property, so he attempted to swim across the river.

The witness said he went under the water and didn't surface.

Emergency response units were called and administered CPR.

The victim was later pronounced dead at a local hospital and has yet to be identified.


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