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Man Falls into Sacramento River, Believed to have Drowned

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sacramento-river-drowningWEST SACRAMENTO-

A 50-year-old man is believed to have drowned Sunday afternoon in the Sacramento River.

The man was leaning off the side to tie his boat to a branch when he fell into the water.

The man’s wife says he wasn’t a good swimmer. She called 911 immediately after the man didn’t come back up.

After an hour of searching, crews switched the situation from a rescue to a recovery operation.

Firefighters say as the weather warms up and spending time in the water sounds more appealing, it’s important to remember to wear a life jacket.

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