Friday, April 9, 2010

Tehama County: Successful water rescue on the Sacramento river

A 12-foot aluminum boat capsized in the Sacramento River near Red Bluff, plunging four people into the water on Thursday.

The Tehama County Sheriff's Department received a report of the accident at 3:21 p.m. and responded to the site just behind the Darrango RV park.
A sheriff's boat unit, deputies on shore, and rescue units from CalFire and the Red Bluff Fire Department pulled Michael Lambert, 36, and 10-year-old Doyle Appleby from the river as they held onto a bridge piling, said the Sheriff's Department reported. Harold Lambert, 39, and 12-year-old Kerstine Holt were able to swim to shore.
Although cold and wet, none of the victims were injured, the Sheriff's Department reported.
It appears the boat had struck a log while the group was rowing down the river, causing the boat to overturn, the Sheriff's Department reported.
The severely damaged $800 boat was retrieved by the sheriff's boating unit.


Source: www.corning-observer.com/ article link

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