Search and rescue crews pulled a body out of the American River Sunday afternoon.
The 25-year-old man, his friend and his 12-year-old daughter reportedly swam from one side of the river to the other near Howe Avenue and La Riviera Drive.
When they tried to swim back, the man’s friend slipped under. The man tried to pull him up while his daughter made it safely to an island.
DART pulled the man’s body out of the water not long after.
Crews say the man’s muscles likely tensed up because of how cold the water is. As summer heat approaches, firefighters say it’s important to wear a life jacket while on the water.