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Fishermen Get Trapped On Island Below Nimbus Dam After Gates Open

RANCHO CORDOVA (CBS13) – Four fishermen were stranded after the gates of Nimbus Dam opened and increased the water flow around the island they were on.

The incident happened late Tuesday morning just below the Nimbus Dam on the American River.

Sacramento Metro Fire says some fisherman were on an island just below the dam gates. The gates were getting ready to open and when they did, the water flow increased to the point that the fishermen couldn't make it back across.

A crew was launched to rescue the fishermen and bring them back safely. No one was injured.

Officials say the incident is a good reminder for people to know that, while in the dam area, to be alert of the sirens and sounds when the gates are opening so that you can make it back safely.

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