SANGER, Calif. (AP) — An 8-year-old girl died and a 4-year-old boy went missing Sunday after the two boys were swept away by a central California river swollen by rapidly melting snow. from the mountains.
Deputies responded around 2 p.m. following a report of missing children in the Kings River near Pine Flat Dam, according to the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office.
About an hour later, officers found the girl’s body, authorities said. They did not immediately say how the child died.
The search for the 4-year-old boy continued Sunday night. abc30 television informed.
Further north, authorities were investigating after a body was found Friday in Folsom Lake, northeast of Sacramento. And two people were still missing after being swept away by the American River in recent weeks, the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said.
“The great snow cover from last winter is melting in our rivers, and the water is colder (45 degrees), stronger and higher; It will continue like this for at least the next month, possibly longer,” the Placer County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. statement last week. “Be careful with the river, this year IS different.”
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