Missing Boater Drowned, Identified

On 07/20/2014, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Boating Safety Unit responded to a report of a man who had overturned in his canoe, in the Sacramento River. The boating unit and Sheriff’s dive team have been searching the area for the past 3 days.

Today, on 07/23/2014 the boating safety unit received a phone call from the California Department of Fish & Wildlife reporting they had possibly located the decedent south of the Bonnyview boat ramp. The boat and safety unit responded to their location and recovered the decedent. The decedent was positively identified as Kao Liam Saefong by the Shasta County Coroner’s Office.

For further information relating to the boating safety unit’s recovery, contact the Boating Safety Unit at 530-229-8208. A postmortem exam is scheduled for later this week by the Coroner’s Office.

– Press Release

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