8-year-old child drowns in Sacramento River

(KRON) - A family is devastated on the banks of the Sacramento River after the drowning of an 8-year-old.

It happened at around 5 p.m. Friday.

After boat crews turned up nothing, dive teams were called out to search a section of the river 10 feet out, where it drops from standing depth to 11 feet and then quickly to much more.

Officials say that some rivers look calm but currents can actually be very strong.



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