Kayaker dies after capsizing along Sacramento River

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

The Sacramento Fire Department said the kayaker capsized north of the confluence of the Sacramento and American rivers and floated down the river for about a quarter of a mile parallel to Garden Highway.

Dock workers on the marina tried to throw a ring to the man three times, but witnesses said he couldn’t swim to it. A person got on a pontoon boat and the water rescue met the man in the water. The fire department pulled the man out of the water but he wasn’t responsive.

 The man was taken to a hospital in critical condition, but Sacramento Fire Department confirmed the 50-year-old kayaker died Sunday night. 

Officials said he was not wearing a life jacket.

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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.