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Man Drowns While Trying To Rescue A Child

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Sequoia National Park, CA — A man is dead after trying to rescue a child from a rushing river in the Sequoia National Park.

Park Officials say a man and a woman were trapped Monday in the Middle Fork of the Kaweah River while attempting to rescue a child.

Bystanders told rangers that the woman was rescued, but the man could not swim and was sucked under the water. He was pulled up from 30 feet below the river´s surface by Park Rangers and pronounced dead.

Park Officials say the man was the third drowning in that part of the river this year.