5-year-old dies from injuries after water rescue from Bethel Island

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner


BETHEL ISLAND, Calif. – A child who was rescued earlier Saturday afternoon from a drowning on Bethel Island has died from his injuries, authorities said.

The 5-year-old is believed to have fallen into the water near the 400 block of Halcyon Place on Bethel Island Saturday at about 4:30 p.m., according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office. 

The child was found unresponsive in the water for around 15 minutes. Marine patrol deputies responded to the scene and a diver from Con Fire found him.

Authorities said earlier the child accessed the water through a backyard next to the shoreline.

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Life-saving measures were immediately taken and he was transported to a hospital where he later died, officials said. 

The child has not been publicly identified.

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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.