Teenager Pulled From Sacramento-Area River

SACRAMENTO (AP) - Authorities say a 17-year-old is on life support after being pulled unconscious from the American River.

The teenager was swimming Thursday in a section of the river near downtown Sacramento when he cried for help and went under,
prompting witnesses to call 911. Rescuers found him about 30 minutes later.

Sacramento Fire Battalion Chief Jonathan Williams says the teenager was taken to a hospital and put on life support. Authorities would not identify him.

The University of California, Davis Medical Center on Friday would not release information about his condition.

After a series of drownings this year in Sacramento-area rivers, county officials adopted an ordinance requiring children younger than 13 to wear a life jacket.
Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-06-27-08 1408EDT

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