Hiker’s report leads to rescue of 7 people from Stanislaus River

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MODESTO, Calif. (KTXL) — The Modesto Fire Department rescued 7 people who lost their rafts and inner tubes in the class four rapids near Goodwin Canyon Dam. 

Modesto fire crews, along with others, rescued 7 people from the Stanislaus River. (Courtesy Modesto Fire Department)

Officials say a hiker saw four adults and one child in the Stanislaus River yelling for help around 2:48 p.m. Sunday and reported it to authorities. 

After about three hours, six adults and one child were rescued with the help of a Cal Fire helicopter, Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Office and the Army Corps of Engineers Rangers.

No injuries were reported. 


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