Man dead after drowning at San Joaquin River


MADERA COUNTY, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) — A man is dead after drowning at San Joaquin River on Saturday afternoon, authorities say.

The Madera County Sheriff’s Office says they reported to San Joaquin River on Rio Mesa Drive for a missing person.

A helicopter with the Fresno Police Department and the Madera County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team assisted to rescue the man who was found in the water and was pronounced dead.

On Sunday, authorities identified the victim as Martin G. Duran Ramirez, 36, of Fresno.

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