First responders from the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District and Folsom performed a successful rescue of an adult and child from the waters off the American River Parkway near Carmichael on Saturday evening and returned to the area Sunday afternoon to rescue three paddle boarders stranded in the swift waters.

According to the report, the kayak the victims were traveling in overturned near the Harrington boat ramp Saturday evening. It was a mother and child that were rescued.


After a fast response by the multiple agencies, including Sac. Metro Boat 65 and Folsom’s Boat 65, both individuals were able to make it back to shore safely without injuries.



a second call on Sunday afternoon, Sacramento Metro Fire reportedly responded to another call further down the river where a group of six people had fallen from their paddle boards. 

At approximately 2:30 pm, units were dispatched downstream of River Bend Park.  Units located the party by helicopter, three of which had gotten safely to shore while three were still stranded in the water needing assistance. 


All of those needing assistance were reportedly wearing life jackets. 


The incidents were the first in the area to occur over Memorial Day weekend, a time when many people tend to flock to waterways to enjoy the sunshine and vacation.  

Earlier this week, first responders from the Cosumnes Fire District and Folsom successfully rescued a young adult man who was stranded in fast moving waters near Rancho Murieta. 


Agencies throughout the region have issued warnings urging the public to stay out of the water due to dangerous conditions such as deep water and strong currents that can lead to accidents. 


On Monday afternoon, multiple people reportedly needed medical treatment after jumping off a boat and into Folsom Lake, according to California State Parks.

Ten adults were reportedly approaching the boat ramp in Granite Bay when their boat lost power, the group of boaters attempted to swim to shore, but had difficulty making it and needed assistance. According to State Parks, alcohol may have been a factor in the incident and none of those assisted were wearing life jackets at the time.

This article was updated with additional incident on Monday , May 29 at 7 :15 pm