1 dead, 2 hospitalized after water rescue effort at Skaggs Bridge Park in Fresno County

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — EDITORS NOTE: The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office initially reported that two people died after ending up in the water at Skaggs Bridge Park. They later clarified one person had died, and two people were hospitalized. The story below has been edited to reflect the correction from the sheriff’s office.

One person has died and two have been hospitalized after they all ended up in the San Joaquin River.

The video above is from an earlier version of this story and will be updated.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office was called to Skaggs Bridge Park, just north of Kerman, around 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

Authorities say two people were struggling in the water when bystanders went in to help them.

One of the initial people in the water and a bystander were rushed to Community Regional Medical Center.

The person pulled from the water is in critical condition, and the bystander who went in to help is expected to survive.

The second person who had initially struggled in the water was missing when deputies arrived but has since been recovered from the water.

Stay with ABC30 for the latest details on this developing story.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.