Third body recovered from New Year’s Day flood in South Sacramento County

This evening a third body was recovered from the New Year’s Day flooding that hit the southern part of Sacramento County. The Cosumnes Fire Department received a call just before 4 pm for a vehicle in flood waters at New Hope Road in Galt. A vehicle was later found submerged in the Mokelumne River with the body still inside. The operation went from rescue to recovery. CHP and Sacramento Sheriff were on the scene as well.

The Sacramento Coroner’s officer will release the identity of the victim pending notification of next of kin.

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