2 dead after being swept down North Fork American River, officials say

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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A man and teenage boy have died and another teenager was rescued after all three were swept downstream on the North Fork American River on Monday, California State Parks officials said.Crews responded to the report of a possible drowning at Lake Clementine Trail before 5:30 p.m.A communications manager for California State Parks said three people had attempted to swim across the river and were swept downstream by the current.A 33-year-old man was found dead in the water, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said. Officials said a 15-year-old boy was found, and CPR was performed by State Parks lifeguards and Cal Fire. He was taken to Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital where he later died.State parks said another teenage male was pulled from the water and was uninjured.See more coverage of top California stories here | Download our app.

A man and teenage boy have died and another teenager was rescued after all three were swept downstream on the North Fork American River on Monday, California State Parks officials said.

Crews responded to the report of a possible drowning at Lake Clementine Trail before 5:30 p.m.

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A communications manager for California State Parks said three people had attempted to swim across the river and were swept downstream by the current.

A 33-year-old man was found dead in the water, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said.

Officials said a 15-year-old boy was found, and CPR was performed by State Parks lifeguards and Cal Fire. He was taken to Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital where he later died.

State parks said another teenage male was pulled from the water and was uninjured.

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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.