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San Francisco Teenager Hospitalized After Being Pulled From Russian River

The sister of the 13-year-old boy who was in distress in the river alerted police to a possible drowning.

By Bay City News Service

A 13-year-old San Francisco boy was taken to a hospital after being pulled from the Russian River at Steelhead Beach near Forestville on Sunday afternoon, a Sonoma County sheriff's lieutenant said.

The sheriff's office responded to a report of a possible drowning at the beach, located near 9000 River Road, at 2:45 p.m., Lt. Steve Brown said.

A 15-year-old girl said her 13-year-old brother was in distress in the river before he went under water, Brown said.

He was pulled ashore by someone swimming in the river, and a citizen tried to revive the boy before paramedics arrived, Brown said.

It was initially reported that the boy was under water for more than five minutes. The boy was taken by ambulance to Sutter Medical Center of Santa Rosa then by helicopter to Children's Hospital and Research Center in Oakland.

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Robert O'Connor July 24, 2012 at 06:15 PM
The someone that pulled him from river is a hero, the person that attempted to revive him is a hero. If they were paid public safety professionals they would be getting press and recognition... seems only paid hero's count nowadays...

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