9-year-old drowns in the Feather River Canyon

The Plumas County Sheriff's Office recovered the body of a child who drowned in the Feather River Canyon, just below the Tobin Bridge on Wednesday.

Posted: Jul 24, 2019 11:19 PM
Updated: Jul 25, 2019 9:04 AM

TOBIN, Calif. - The Plumas County Sheriff's Office said around 9 p.m. on Wednesday, rescuers recovered the body of a child who drowned in the Feather River Canyon, just below the Tobin Bridge.

Three people, including a boy, were swimming in the water around 6 p.m. when they were carried away by the current, according to the Sherriff's Office. 

The Sheriff's Office said two of the people got out safely, but the child did not.

We spoke with the Search and Rescue team from the Plumas County Sheriff's Office about the rescue efforts.

"We have a job to do, but you know any loss of life is just terrible. I feel for the family," said Mike Grant, Coordinator of the Plumas County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue team.

Officials said they know the boy's age, but they are not releasing it until they officially identify the body and next of kin is notified.

The Plumas County Sheriff said the body is being taken to Quincy where an autopsy will be performed.

Just last week a woman from Palo Alto drowned after falling into Rock Creek in the Feather River Canyon.

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