A young man died trying to rescue a 5-year-old boy who had fallen into the Kaweah River on Saturday in Sequoia National Park, authorities said.
The incident occurred about 7:15 a.m. near the park entrance, according to a statement from the National Park Service.
After entering the park about 6:45, the boy’s family decided to walk down to the river when the boy slipped into the water, officials said.
An unidentified 22-year-old male who was with the family jumped into the river to try and save the boy and was followed by the child’s parents, officials said.
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