CATEGORY: Chickasaw County
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.