Sacramento, California – Attempts to rescue an apparent drowning youngster from the water at Rio Vista’s Three Mile Slough Bridge in Sacramento County resulted in the disappearance of three Good Samaritans.
At around 1:25 p.m., the California State Parks was informed of a suspected triple fatal drowning that occurred at the Brannan Island State Recreation Area, according to a spokesperson for the agency.
Five men who were fishing on the river bank jumped into the river in an attempt to save a child that was struggling in the water.
The child was pulled to safety, but only two of the men were able to get out of the water, and the remaining three individuals have not been seen or heard from since the incident.
According to the statement made by a spokesperson for California State Parks, “Five bystanders entered the water to attempt a rescue, none wearing personal floatation devices. Only two of the bystander rescuers returned to shore with the juvenile, who did not require medical aid.”
Edwin Rivas, Edwin Perez, and Danilo Solorzano were identified as the three missing men by their families.
California State Parks has been collaborating on the recovery efforts with the United States Coast Guard as well as the sheriff’s offices in Sacramento and Solano County.
The men are believed to have drowned.
The search efforts are ongoing.