UPDATE 1:30 p.m., Monday, May 4, 2020 - The Shasta County Sheriff's Office said they have found the body of the man who went missing Sunday night.
Officials say the body was found just before 11 a.m. on Monday morning in the Sacramento River, south of the Anderson River Park boat ramp.
The man's body was taken to the county coroner's office for identification and the notification of his next-of-kin.
SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. – Shasta County Sheriff’s Deputies are searching for a man who went underwater in the Sacramento River Sunday.
Officers from the Anderson Police Department, Cal Fire, Shasta County Sheriff's Office Boating Safety Unit and Drive Team, and the California Highway Patrol Air Operations responded to the scene.
It happened just after 2 p.m. near Anderson River Park. Deputies said a 31-year-old man tried to swim across the river to help a friend having mechanical issues with a jet ski. The man-made it halfway across the river, then started yelling for help before going under the water's surface.
Deputies said the man went up and down, a few more times before he was not seen resurfacing. A drift boat in the area tried to get to the man, but he was unable to before he went underwater and disappeared.
At this hour, deputies said he’s still missing. The Shasta County Sheriff's Office Boating Safety Unit and Drive Team are expected to continue their search Monday. Officers said it's important to remember the water in the Sacramento River is very fast-moving and cold, people should wear a life jacket when out on the water.
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