July 14th, 2020 8:20 P.M.
On Tuesday, July 14th, 2020, at approximately 3:46 P.M., Shascom-911 received multiple reports of a male subject floating in the Sacramento River. Initial reports placed the subject near the Sundial bridge, additional reports came in as the subject floated south in the river towards the Highway 44 bridge. Numerous citizens attempted to help the subject but he refused, spoke incoherently, and made no efforts to exit the river.
Numerous agencies responded to assist with the rescue including the California Highway Patrol, the Redding Fire Department, and the Shasta County Sheriff’s Department. The 42 year old male was ultimately pulled from the water by the Shasta County Sheriff’s Department Boating Safety Unit. He was turned over to Redding Police Officers who transported him to Shasta Regional Medical Center for treatment of Hypothermia and a mental health evaluation.
The male is not being identified because he was not arrested for any criminal conduct.
The Redding Police Department and numerous other local public safety agencies have participated in several river rescues this year. The Sacramento River is beautiful, but its waters are cold and swift. Proper safety precautions should always be taken when recreating on or near the Sacramento River.
Contact: Sergeant Todd Cogle #301
Redding Police Department
Reviewed: Sheldon #322