2 people die on Northern California waterways on Saturday

Two people died in separate incidents on Sacramento County waterways on Saturday. A scuba diver died hours after he went missing in the water near the Walnut Grove Bridge, the fire department told KCRA 3. A recreational dive team was on a boat on the Sacramento River around 12:40 pm when one of the divers entered the water . The divers did not see the man again before they called 911. Authorities found him a couple of hours into their search. Life-saving measures were attempted, but authorities said it was determined the diver had not used any of the air in his tanks. And on the American River, a person was airlifted to the hospital after being rescued about a mile from where they fell into the water. Authorities said they later died at the hospital. The person fell in near the El Manto Access Point. They were found about a mile down the American River from that location and taken to the hospital by helicopter, the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District told KCRA 3. Authorities said the river flow is moving quickly and to be careful while out on the water.Saturday’s two deaths come the same week a body of a man who drowned in Folsom Lake was recovered. The man fell off a jet ski last Saturday in the Granite Bay area of ​​the lake, authorities said. | RELATED | 647 people around the world descended each day. Here’s how to avoid being one of themAuthorities are warning people to always wear a life jacket as water-related accidents can happen suddenly and rapidly. Several places have life jackets available to the public. See all locations here.| VIDEO BELOW | Water safety: Finding and fitting the right life jacket

Two people died in separate incidents on Sacramento County waterways on Saturday.

A scuba diver died hours after he went missing in the water near the Walnut Grove Bridge, the fire department told KCRA 3.

A recreational dive team was on a boat on the Sacramento River around 12:40 pm when one of the divers entered the water. The divers did not see the man again before they called 911. Authorities found him a couple of hours into their search.

Life-saving measures were attempted, but authorities said it was determined the diver had not used any of the air in his tanks.

And on the American River, a person was airlifted to the hospital after being rescued about a mile from where they fell into the water. Authorities said they later died at the hospital.

The person fell in near the El Manto Access Point. They were found about a mile down the American River from that location and taken to the hospital by helicopter, the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District told KCRA 3.

Authorities said the river flow is moving quickly and to be careful while out on the water.

Saturday’s two deaths come the same week a body of a man who drowned in Folsom Lake was recovered. The man fell off a jet ski last Saturday in the Granite Bay area of ​​the lake, authorities said.

| RELATED | 647 people around the world descended each day. Here’s how to avoid being one of them

Authorities are warning people to always wear a life jacket as water-related accidents can happen suddenly and rapidly. Several places have life jackets available to the public. See all locations here.

| VIDEO BELOW | Water safety: Finding and fitting the right life jacket

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