San Francisco resident drowns near El Dorado County

(KRON) — El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office responded to reports of a rafting incident Saturday afternoon around 4:09 p.m. on the South Fork of the American River near the area of Kyburz.

Many people were rafting in inner tubes around the South Fork of the American River and went through the rapids, according to the 911 call. However, one of the parties is missing now.

Around 4:45 p.m., the victim was found in a section of heavy rapids and a recovery effort had begun. About an hour later, the victim was removed from the water and pronounced dead on the scene.

The victim is being identified as 32-year-old Elaine Yi Mau of San Francisco.

The accident is under investigation.

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