2 dead after trying to cross North Fork American River near Placer County

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

Authorities said three people were trying to swim across the North Fork American River before being swept downstream by the current.

AUBURN, Calif. — A man and a teenager died after trying to cross the North Fork American River near Lake Clementine Trail, Monday.

According to California State Parks, three people were trying to swim across the North Fork American River before being swept downstream by the current.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office responded around 5:30 p.m. near the El Dorado County and Placer County line.

A 33-year-old man died and the El Dorado County Coroner is handling his death. A 15-year-old teenage boy was taken to the Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital where he died. The Placer County Coroner’s Office is handling the death of the 15-year-old.

Another teenage boy was rescued and treated at the scene.

According to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office, the family at the scene only spoke Farsi, which led to communication issues. California State Parks originally reported the man was 50 years old.

 People remain vigilant along American River following recent drownings

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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.