On 8/16/21 at about 6:00 pm, Chico Police Officers responded to the Bidwell Park One-Mile Recreation area on a report of possible drowning in the creek. In an area behind the CARD (Chico Area Recreation and Park District) offices, Officers found park goers pulling a woman from the water. Chico Fire Department personnel and Butte EMS engaged in lifesaving efforts for some time, unfortunately they were unable to save the woman. Officers have initiated a death investigation and the victim’s identity is being withheld pending next of kin notifications.
Location: Bidwell Park One Mile Recreation Area
Suspect: Not Applicable
Supervisor: Sgt. Marcelo Escobedo
Commander: Lt. Omar Peña