Crews rescue 12-year-old who fell into American River

Crews rescued a 12-year-old who fell into the South Fork American River on Friday, the El Dorado Fire Protection District said.

They responded to the call at around 11:30 a.m. and found that the 12-year-old was holding onto shrubbery in the Coloma State Park area. A CHP air operations unit was monitoring the child in case they lost grip of the shrubbery, officials said.

It is unknown why the child fell into the river, officials said.

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