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Chico Police investigate One Mile drowning

Chico Police are investigating a drowning that happened in Lower Bidwell Park Wednesday evening.

Posted: Oct 22, 2020 8:43 AM

CHICO, Calif. – Chico Police are investigating a drowning that happened in Lower Bidwell Park Wednesday evening.

It happened at Sycamore Pool at One Mile Recreation Area just before 6 p.m.

A park visitor saw the 70-year-old man floating in the middle of the pool and called 9-1-1.

First responders pulled the man out of the water but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

His name is not yet being released.

Police are working to find out what led to the drowning but they do not believe that a crime was involved.

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