Apparent Drowning in Sacramento River

A man was apparently swept away down the Sacramento River Tuesday afternoon. Witnesses reported that the unidentified man was swimming near the Henderson Open Space south of the Cypress Avenue Bridge when he appeared to be struggling, went under the surface and was not seen resurfacing. Redding Fire Department, the Shasta County Sheriff’s Boating Safety Unit and CHP Air Operations all helped in the search but the man was not found.