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Feather River drowning victim identified

The Butte County Coroner's Office has released the identity of the man who drowned in the Feather River Tuesday.

Posted: Jun 19, 2019 4:03 PM
Updated: Jun 20, 2019 11:44 AM

UPDATE 11:40 a.m. Thursday, June 20, 2019 - The Butte County Coroner's Office has released the identity of the man who drowned in the Feather River Tuesday as 26-year-old Logan Murrell, of Paradise. 

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PARADISE, Calif. - The Butte County Sheriff's Office recovered a drowning victim from the Feather River in Paradise.

Around 6:50 p.m. on Tuesday, the sheriff's office received a call from a woman who said her boyfriend was swept away by fast-moving water in the West Branch of the Feather River, near the end of Dean Road. 

The Butte County Sheriff Search and Rescue Swift Water Rescue Team responded to the scene but were unable to find the man on Tuesday. 

The victim was recovered at 11:22 a.m. on Wednesday after five hours of searching with the Butte County Sheriff Search and Rescue, CAL FIRE, and a CHP helicopter.

His identity has not yet been released.

The Butte County Sheriff's Office reminds people that waterways can be extremely swift and dangerous. The office advises people to be cautious when visiting any waterways in the area. 

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