Crews Search For Missing Man In River Near Rancho Cordova

RANCHO CORDOVA (CBS13) – Crews on Saturday were searching for a man who went missing in the river near Rancho Cordova, Sacramento Metro Fire said. Witnesses at the scene told CBS13 a boat capsized and a man was struggling to swim without a life vest. Metro Fire said just after 5 p.m. that the man is possibly in his 30s but they were still working on a description of the individual. Air and water units were in the area conducting the search. Witnesses tell me they saw a boat flip and a man struggling without a life vest. Sac Metro Fire confirms to me they are looking for a man, possibly in his 30s – but no exact description yet. — Heather Janssen (@Heather_Janssen) July 4, 2021 This is a developing story. CBS13 will provide you more details as they become available.

Front Street Shelter Waives Pet Reclamation Fees For 1 Year As Surge Of Lost Animals Expected After Fourth Of July

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The Front Street Animal Shelter said it is waiving fees to reclaim pets for an entire year as it anticipates a large number of lost animals following the Fourth of July weekend. The program goes into effect immediately as Front Street says the days and weeks following Independence Day are usually the busiest for shelters nationwide as the sounds of fireworks could lead to runaway pets. Front Street also said it hopes this new program helps improve its turnover rate. The shelter said, nationally, few than one in three dogs and one in ten cats are reclaimed by their owners. Front Street said 44% of animals in its care were reclaimed in 2020, though, it believes improvements are possible. “Caring for so many lost pets is expensive, and reclaim fees have helped to offset some of those costs,” said Phillip Zimmerman, Front Street Animal Shelter manager. “However, we are concerned that many animals may not be picked up because their families are experiencing financial hardship, and we don’t want cost to be a barrier.” With the program, Front Street said the nonprofit…

Electric Scooter Rider Fatally Struck By 2 Vehicles On Business 80

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A 21-year-old Sacramento man riding an electric scooter on Business 80 died after being struck by multiple vehicles early Saturday, the California Highway Patrol said. The CHP said South Sacramento units were dispatched just after 3 a.m. to northbound Business 80 just south of the American River bridge for reports of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash. North Sacramento CHP units received reports of an electric scooter rider in the center median. Investigators arrived to find the 21-year-old dead at the scene and the electric scooter in the middle of the roadway with significant damage. The CHP said a man driving a Nissan Altima reported he was traveling in the northbound lanes when he noticed a figure veer in front of his car. After striking the 21-year-old, the man pulled to the side of the road to notify authorities of the collision. Several vehicles had pulled over to the right shoulder after the crash. The CHP said, at around 3:19 a.m., a woman driving a Toyota 4Runner on Business 80 toward Thunder Valley Casino reported that she observed the vehicles on the side…

Drugs, Alcohol Suspected After Driver Killed In Collision With Tree In Jamestown

JAMESTOWN (CBS13) – Drugs and alcohol are believed to be factors in a deadly crash in Jamestown that saw a vehicle slam into a tree, the California Highway Patrol said on Saturday. The crash happened Friday afternoon along westbound Rawhide Ride near Pulpit Rock Road. Investigators said 45-year-old Michael Bowers, who was driving a Ford Focus,  veered off the north shoulder of the road and hit a tree. The collision caused the vehicle to bounce off the tree and continue to roll down an embankment, where it came to a stop. Bowers died at the scene and his passenger, 34-year-old Samantha Tarango, was airlifted to Memorial Medical Center for major injuries. Both are from Sonora. Investigators said both individuals were not wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash and at least one of them was under the influence. The crash remains under investigation.

Firefighters rescue man stuck between boulders at Oceanside Beach

OCEANSIDE (KUSI) – In a dramatic rescue early Saturday morning, firefighters, paramedics and police pulled a man to safety after he was stuck between boulders at Buccaneer Beach with the tide coming in. At 2:45 a.m. Saturday, firefighters responded to a report of a trapped victim, according to Battalion Chief Jessamyn Specht of the Oceanside Fire Department. They found a man in his 40s trapped between the large boulders at the south end of Buccaneer Beach, Specht said. A bystander said he heard someone yelling for help for several minutes and eventually was able to locate the victim, who had slipped and fell into a gap in the boulders. The bystander tried to help the victim and eventually 911 was called, Specht said. “With the tide coming in, time was of the essence as crews worked to release the victim from the rocks,” Specht said. “Waves started to crash over the rescuers and the victim became submerged in water.” The Oceanside Police Department supplied a Scuba tank and regulator to allow the victim to breathe amid the waves, the battalion chief said. “The victim eventually…

Violence breaks out during trans rights protest at Koreatown spa

Demonstrations over transgender rights sparked clashes between protestors and counter-protestors in Koreatown on Saturday after a video went viral of a woman upset that a trans woman disrobed in the women’s section of the upscale spa. Footage of the encounter between the two sides showed people shoving each other, attempting to take away protests signs and throwing objects like eggs. One side was heard yelling things like “Go home trans-phobe” and the other saying “save our children.” The video that sparked the protest shows the upset woman speaking to employees at Wi Spa, located at at 2700 Wilshire Blvd. in Los Angeles’ Koreatown neighborhood. The woman asks an employee why the spa allows a person who identifies as a woman but has male genitalia to be exposed in the women’s section of the spa when there are underage girls in the room. “He is a man,” the woman says, according to the Los Angeles Times. “He is not a female. There are girls down there, other women who are highly offended by what they just saw and you did nothing. You sided with him.” The…

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