CATEGORY: Chickasaw County

AUTHOR: STAFF

MARYSVILLE, Calif. - A Chickasaw County teen drowned Wednesday while swimming in a North California river.

Brendan Wiggers, 18, of the Trebloc community, apparently hit his head and drowned after diving into the Feather River from a sandbar in south Yuba County, said Yuba County Sheriff's Department deputies.

Wiggers was visiting Marysville, Calif., with a Mennonite church group helping to rebuild houses damaged in January floods, deputies said. He and friends went swimming after a day of working in 110-degree heat.

Yuba County deputies have determined no alcohol was involved in the accident.

Yuba County is located approximately 40 miles north of Sacramento.

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