ISLETON (CBS/AP) — Authorities are searching for a 41-year-old Stockton man who jumped into a swift-moving river in the San Joaquin Delta after his 1-year-old son fell out of their fishing boat.
Sacramento County Sheriff’s Sgt. Shaun Hampton said the man’s 10-year-old daughter called 911 on Friday and said her father had jumped in the San Joaquin River at Isleton without a life vest to rescue her brother.READ MORE: UPDATE: 2 Men Shot Outside South Bay High School Football Playoff Game
Hampton said a U.S. Coast Guard crew located the boat and the boy floating in the frigid, murky water. He initially didn’t have a pulse and was taken to a Sacramento-area hospital where Hampton said his conditions improved as of Saturday.
Two other children who were on the boat were reunited with family.READ MORE: COVID: Expert Says New Omicron Coronavirus Variant Likely Already in U.S.
Hampton said the water has been moving fast due to heavy rainfall and runoff.
The incident happened near Pirate’s Lair Marina, south of Isleton.MORE NEWS: COVID: Highly Contagious Omicron Variant Prompts New Travel Restrictions
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