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Dozens Rescued From Homeless Encampment Along American River

The Sacramento Fire Department's water rescue team responded Friday to help retrieve about 40 people at a homeless encampment on an island after they were stranded by rising water on the American River near Acoma Street, close to the Arden Gardens overpass.

No injuries were reported but paramedics are also on scene to evaluate people.

According to Chris Harvey of the Sacramento Fire Department, there are about 15 to 20 tents at the homeless encampment so the rescue team is expected to be on scene for at least a few more hours.

Vu Chau

Digital News Intern

Vu Chau is currently a digital news intern at Capital Public Radio.  Read Full Bio