Crews Still Searching for Fairfield Man who Rescued Son While Fishing

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PITTSBURG -- Crews have been searching for a Fairfield man who went missing Saturday after attempting to rescue his son while the two were fishing.

The 52-year-old father and his 7-year-old son were fishing with two other people near the area of Broad Slough at the confluence of the Sacramento River and the San Joaquin River when the boy fell into the water.

The boy's father jumped in after him to try to save him. According to reports, the child was pulled to safety when the other adult on the fishing trip threw him a lifeline. But the child's father disappeared.

Saturday night at the Pittsburg Marina Contra Costa officials along with the Coast Guard suspended their search for the man, according to Sgt. Tony Turnbull of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. Sunday morning search efforts picked back up with the Sacramento Sheriff's Marine Enforcement Detail utilizing sonar to try and recover the 52-year-old.

Search crews did not find the man on Sunday.

There are conflicting reports as to whether any of the four people on the boat were wearing life vests.

The boy was sent to the hospital as a precaution.

No further details were made available about the identities of those on board.

Stay with FOX40 for more as this story develops.


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