Nearly 30 stranded rafters rescued from the American River in the past three days

Sacramento Metropolitan firefighters rescued nearly 30 stranded rafters along the American River in just the past three days. The reason? The fast flowing American River is shoving rafts into trees, now under water, and popping the rafts like party balloons.

Sacramento County Park Ranger Steve Ingall describes the rafts as “modified pool toys.”

“People are just blatantly running the risk of killing themselves,” said Ingall.

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