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Family of 3 men who drowned in Delta after saving child host fundraiser to send bodies back home

KCRA Sacramento logo KCRA Sacramento 7/12/2022
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Family and friends are trying to honor the lives of three men who drowned in the Delta while trying to rescue a child who fell in the water.

The three men disappeared in the water near the Three Mile Slough Bridge in Sacramento County, and their bodies were discovered days later, according to the Rio Vista Fire Department.

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Family on Sunday told KCRA 3 that a group of men and children were camping overnight in Brannan Island State Recreation Area on the bank of the delta when an 8-year-old began struggling in the water.

Five men jumped into the water to help the child, but three never made it back to shore.

Family at the scene identified the three missing men as Edwin Rivas, Edwin Perez and Danilo Solorzano.


Video: 3 men who tried to rescue child near Brannan Island found dead, Rio Vista fire officials say (KCRA Sacramento)

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Over the weekend, family of the victims held a fundraiser in Oakland to raise money so the bodies of the men could be sent back to their home country of Guatemala for their burials. It is expected to cost $15,000 each.

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