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Two Elk Grove Men Die In Feather River

Two Elk Grove Men Die In Feather River

Photo from Sutter County Sheriff’s Office Facebook

Two Elk Grove men died after they were swept away by the Feather River in Yuba this week.

Mohammad Shams, 23, was pronounced dead on Tuesday, and the body of Nawid Alokozay, 27, was found in the river on Friday morning, south of the Fifth Street bridge in Yuba City.

Alokozay and Shams were among two others, swimming in the river earlier this week.

On Tuesday, Shams was overcome by river waters towards the north end of the 10th Street bridge. Shams was pulled from the waters, not breathing, and taken to a local hospital. At the hospital, he was pronounced dead.

A search for Alokozay by dive teams from the Sutter County Sheriff’s Office and Butte County Sheriff’s Office commenced on Tuesday, but it wouldn’t be until days later before the body of Alokozay was recovered.

Posted on Sutter County Sheriff’s Office’s Facebook page was an update and condolences for the two men and their families: “We are saddened by the loss of both Nawid Alokozay and Mohammad Shams, who both lost their lives in a swimming accident on the Feather River near the 10th Street Bridge. The Sutter County Sheriff’s Office wants to express our condolences to all family and friends of these two young men. We offer our support, thought and prayers to everyone during their devastating time.”

The Elk Grove Tribune offers our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Nawid Alokozay and Mohammad Shams.

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