Drowning in Park

Case# 21-004946


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


Victim:  Withheld


Suspect:  Not Applicable      


Supervisor:  Sgt. Marcelo Escobedo


Commander:  Lt. Omar Peña

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