Man who drowned in San Joaquin River near Kerman identified

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (KFSN) — The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office has identified the man who drowned in the San Joaquin River.

Around 12:30 pm Friday, deputies learned Ricardo Perez Diaz was unconscious after being pulled from the water at Skaggs Bridge Park in Kerman.

Deputies say the 24-year-old was in the river but did not know how to swim.

Diaz was not wearing a life jacket

The sheriff’s office says he was wading through knee-high water when he fell into a deeper section of the river bed.

They say it took him two to three minutes to resurface, and friends tried to help.

First responders performed CPR, but Diaz died at the scene.

Deputies are urging people to be safe in waterways.

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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.