Search for Teen Who Jumped into River Called Off

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SACRAMENTO—

On the hottest day of the year so far, there’s no shortage of swimmers along the Sacramento River.

But today, one of those swimmers jumped off the dock at Sand Cove Park, and according to fire officials, didn’t come back up.

In an effort to find the 16-year-old boy, helicopters, fire crews, rescue teams, and the Yolo County Sheriff’s Department searched for nearly two hours on the water.

The Drowning Accident Rescue Team use a radar to try and detect a body. They found nothing.

The active search was called off around 2 p.m.

Along the beach, the boy’s family waits — not sure whether to or not to grieve.

Other family’s are shaken up.

“My son, I don’t let him in the water unless he’s with me.”

Ebony Lang is a new parent. She’s only 21 and barely lets her 7-year-old son in the water. She has already planned for the day he’s old enough to be out there.

“He’s gonna have floaties on his ankles, wrists [and] ears if they make them.”

Rescue teams tell FOX40 that the teen did not have a life jacket on.

Fire crews tell us what looks cal on top of the water is moving much, much quicker down below.

This is very common they don’t find a body, with it being possible the body drifted underwater. Sometimes, there’s the possibility the person just got lost. Either way, they say time will turn the person up.

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