(FOX40.COM) — On Monday afternoon, emergency crews recovered the body of a man who fell into the Sacramento River on Sunday, according to the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office.
The man’s body was found around 3 p.m. and pulled to shore and recovered at around 3:30 p.m., the sheriff’s office said.
Crews had been searching for the man, who was in his 50s, since he went into the water near the 3500 block of Garden Highway on Sunday evening.
At around 6 p.m., the man fell from the bow of a 20-foot-long boat while it was moving down the river. Three of his family members were onboard, according to the Sacramento Fire Dept.
Several fire crews responded to the scene along with two rescue boats, two fire department jet skis and assistance from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office helicopter.
An hours-long search was conducted where the man was last reported, but the search was called off as it became too dark for rescuers to continue their work.
Search crews resumed their work on Monday until finding the body.