Man drowns in Yuba River

Jul 23, 2014 5:19 PM by News Staff

The Yuba County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that a man drowned in the Yuba River, just south of Marysville Wednesday afternoon.

Witnesses called 911 saying a man was struggling to stay above water near the East Street Bridge. The Marysville Police Department and the Yuba County Sheriff's Department responded to the scene just after 1 p.m.

Using a citizen's boat, emergency crews pulled the man from the river and transported him upriver to Feather River Park, where medics were staging. Medical crews attempted to resuscitate the man while they transported him to Rideout Memorial Hospital in Marysville, but were unable to save him.

The man has not been identified yet, but the Yuba County Sheriff's Department says there is no reason to believe the incident is anything other than an accidental drowning.


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