Man swept away trying to save child in Yuba River

NEVADA COUNTY, Calif. — Crews are searching for an adult who was swept away by a river in Nevada County on Saturday after going in the water to save a child, officials said.

The adult went missing around 6:40 p.m. after helping rescue a child who was needing assistance in the water along the South Yuba River where it intersects with Highway 49, according to the Nevada County Fire Department.

Crews were able to rescue the unharmed juvenile with the help of the adult. The child is expected to be OK.

The fire department said witnesses saw the adult being swept downstream.

The call originally came in as four people in need of a water rescue, but the fire department later determined it was two people.

The Nevada City Fire Department and North San Juan Fire Department also assisted with the water rescue.

Nevada County sheriff’s deputies have taken over the search and rescue operation for the missing adult.

This story originally appeared on KCRA.

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