Father drowns after saving his son on the Kings River
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Authorities have identified the man who drowned while saving his son from the Kings River.
Sergio Flores, 39, disappeared in the water at Winton Park in Fresno County around two o'clock Sunday afternoon.
A helicopter later spotted his body about three miles downstream from the picnic area where he entered the river.
Fresno County sheriff's deputies say Flores went into the water to help his son. The boy was able to make it to the shore, but the current pulled his father under.
The fast-moving water also made it difficult for the sheriff's boating unit to reach Flores, but deputies were eventually able to recover his body.
Sgt. Brent Stalker said, "Deputies say this is the second confirmed drowning on a Central Valley river this spring.
drowning, kings river, fresno county, local, linda mumma
- Fresno cop investigated for auto theft, drugs
- Valley Sikhs speak out on bullying report
- Man missing near Shaver Lake found alive and well
- Malaysia widens search for missing plane
- Police fight spike in Tower District crime 6 min ago
- Peach Blossom Festival growing each year
- Merced authorities see rise in honey oil explosions
- Musical mavericks make waves
- Pet Adoption of the Week: Lady Bug
- Fallout from Target's data breach
- Street sweeper finds shooting victim in Fresno
- Rockets strike Israel, jeopardizing truce talk
- Photos: 2 dead after car hits crowd at SXSW
- Photos: $2.35 million Modern Family home for sale