Father Missing After Jumping Into NorCal River to Save His 12-Year-Old Daughter

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Authorities in Northern California are searching for a father who was swept down a river while trying to rescue his daughter when both were caught in a swift current.

The Nevada County Sheriff's Office says the man's daughter was rescued by state park employees and a good Samaritan but the father continued downstream the South Yuba River.

The girl is 12-year-old, according to KTLA sister station KTXL in Sacramento.

The office says a California Highway Patrol helicopter and rescue crews searched Saturday, after the man was reported missing, and Sunday but were unable to locate him.

After a very wet winter, the Sierra snowpack is melting and run off has swollen California lakes, rivers and creeks.

Officials urged people to avoid the Yuba River at least until August because it is still very cold and dangerous.

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