SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The search for a teen who went missing in the water while playing with a friend has been called off for the day.READ MORE: Arrest Made In Killing Of Woman Near Florin Light Rail Station
On Saturday afternoon, two teens, ages 16 and 13, were playing in the Sacramento River off of Sandy Cove Beach when, witnesses say, the 13-year-old called for help, saying the other boy was struggling in the water. The older teen then disappeared beneath the surface and didn’t come back up.
“The mom was on the shore and she was panicking back and forth. She didn’t know what to do,” said a witness. “Somebody else put on a lifejacket and went to go get him, but it was too late.”READ MORE: Fans React To Closure Of Orangevale Music Venue The Boardwalk
After a two-hour search on, in and above the river, crews were not able to find the boy and called off the search.
There’s a strong current on the river that may have taken the teen down the river much farther from the place he was last seen.MORE NEWS: Controversial New Report Says No Amount Of Alcohol Is Good For The Heart
The teen’s name is being withheld. He was not wearing a life jacket at the time.