• Unnamed fisherman dies
  • Attempted to save child from Kings River in Fresno
  • Child and others who attempted rescue were safe

A man died attempting to save child from being swept away by a river on Tuesday.

The "Good Samaritan" was an unidentified fisherman in his early sixties who immediately jumped into the Kings River at Winton Park in Fresno, California when he saw a child being swept away, ABC News reported.

The child’s family reportedly joined the man in the river to attempt a rescue.

According to the same report, fire fighters arrived at the scene and found at least five people in the river struggling to swim back to shore.

Fresno County Battalion Chief Ryan Michaels said that they knew at the time that people were trying to save other bystanders until several people ended up in the water.

“Ultimately, multiple people were in the water [and there were] several near-drowning[s],” he told ABC News’ Fresno Station, KFSN. “EMS was checking out three different victims because of the temperature of the water and them just taking on and inhaling some water.”

The fire fighters said that everyone who jumped into the river, including the child, were safe except for the victim whose body was found down the river 45 minutes following the incident.

Authorities said that they attempted to perform CPR on the victim when he was found but he was later pronounced dead at the Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno.

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