Body of missing man pulled from American River

Police-lightsSACRAMENTO, CA – The body of a man reported missing yesterday was pulled from the American River this morning.

The body was discovered Friday morning just after 9:30 near the upper Sunrise boat ramp and the Coroner’s office has confirmed the body is of a missing man from Citrus Heights.

The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department recovered the body after conducting a second sweep of the river after search efforts on Thursday failed.

The man was reported missing by family members Thursday evening. Park rangers located the man’s vehicle on an access road near the American River in Rancho Cordova. A search was initiated Thursday night lasting into the early morning hours for Friday.

Officials have said it does not appear foul play was involved.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has not released the man’s name pending next of kin notification.


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