Man and child rescued, 1 adult still missing on California river
A man and child were rescued from a California river Friday night, while another adult remains missing, authorities said.
Rescue crews responded to the Kaweah River in Tulare County, where the man and 7-year-old child were stranded on a rock in the middle of the river, the Tulare County Sheriff's Office said.
Deputies and teams from Tulare County Fire and Naval Air Station Lemoore base were able to recover the two, according to the sheriff's office, which shared images from the scene of rescuers using a raft to reach the stranded people.
Both were being treated at a local hospital following the rescue.
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Crews were still searching for a missing adult who did not surface from the water, the sheriff's office said. Additional resources were deployed Saturday in the search, including drones and air support from the Lemoore Naval Air Station Search and Rescue.
The rescue occurred at the Slick Rock Recreation Area, in the town of Three Rivers, near Sequoia National Park.
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The Kaweah River is fed by runoff from the Sierra Nevada mountain range, which experienced a historic winter snowpack that has sparked flooding concerns as it melts.
"Please stay away from moving water in our lakes and streams and rivers," the Tulare County Sheriff's Office said in a social media post on Saturday. "It’s extremely dangerous especially with the possibility of snowmelt due to rising temperatures."
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