SEQUOIA NATIONAL PARK (AP) — A Sequoia National Park visitor was swept to his death in a fast-flowing river.
The National Park Service says the 36-year-old Los Angeles man was reported being swept down the middle fork of the Kaweah River on Sunday.
Swift-water rescue crews from the park and Tulare County responded but the man was found deceased, the first such fatality in the park this year. His name was not immediately released.
Ranger Elizabeth Dietzen says that with temperatures rising the rivers look very inviting but they are swift, cold and dangerous.
The rivers that flow through Sequoia and adjacent Kings Canyon National Park are fed by Sierra snowmelt and are much faster than people expect.