Stretch Of River Closes After California Family Dies Nearby

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September 4, 2021 astatine 1:08 pm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The mysterious deaths of a Northern California household of hikers and their canine person led national officials to adjacent 28 miles on the Merced River.

The closure connected Friday came aft trial results of h2o samples downstream from wherever the household died showed precocious levels of toxic algae.

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The Bureau of Land Management says the algae blooms tin marque radical and pets highly sick, truthful it closed entree to campgrounds and recreation on the stream arsenic a precaution.

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The household and canine were recovered dormant past period aft a household person reported them missing.

A origin of decease has not been determined. Investigators are considering whether toxic algae blooms oregon different hazards whitethorn person contributed to the deaths.

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