REDDING, Calif. - Authorities in Redding rescued a man from the Sacramento River Tuesday afternoon.
Individuals reported to authorities that the man was near the Sundial bridge and that he floated south in the river near the Highway 44 bridge. Many people attempted to help the man, but he rejected, spoke unclearly and made no effort to exit the river, according to police.
The California Highway Patrol, the Redding Fire Department, and the Shasta County Sheriff’s Department responded in assisting with the rescue. The man was eventually pulled from the river by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Department Boating Safety Unit and was turned over to Redding police officers who transported him to Shasta Regional Medical Center for treatment of hypothermia and for a mental health evaluation.
Local public safety agencies have participated in many river rescues this year. They are reminding the public that proper safety precautions should be taken when participating in recreational activities on or near the Sacramento River.