Teen found in American River identified

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The Latest – Monday, May 17

8:00 a.m.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has confirmed the identity of the 17-year-old male who was found in the American River.

He is identified as Melino Liu of Rancho Cordova.

Sunday, May 16

11 p.m.

The body of a 17-year-old male drowning victim was found, according to Metro Fire.

Original story below.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KTXL) — Metro Fire says they’re at El Manto River Access looking for a boy who was last seen going into the American River and has not been seen since.

​Metro Fire and County Park Rangers received the call just after 6:50 Saturday night.

Metro Fire’s helicopter reports that the river is mostly shallow, with at least one deep spot.

The Sheriff’s helicopter is also on the scene assisting.

​Metro Fire says the shallow water is preventing their normal boats from being deployed, instead using large inflatable boats with motors on the back.

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