Chico Police investigating death near creek

Chico Police Officers are investigating a death that occurred Thursday at the creek behind 25 Main Street.

Posted: Apr 24, 2020 3:01 PM

CHICO, Calif. – Chico Police Officers are investigating a death that occurred Thursday at the creek behind 25 Main Street.

It happened around 11 a.m. Thursday. Police said a caller told them a man between the ages of 50 to 60, was sitting the creek behind 25 Main Street. The water was up to the man’s chest, but the caller said he “seemed extremely out of it,” according to Chico Police.

The caller then said the man had fallen into the water and she was running down to help him.

Once officers arrived on the scene, an employee from the Chico Research Foundation was administering CPR on the man. Chico Police Officers, Enloe medics, and Chico Fire took over. However, continued CPR effort did not revive him and he was pronounced dead at the scene, according to officers.

Police said he was identified as a 62-year-old Chico resident. They will be withholding his name, pending next-of-kin notification.

The cause of death is unknown at this time and police said the initial investigation did not reveal any signs of foul play. The Coroner’s investigation was turned over to the Butte County Sheriff’s Office.

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