October 4, 2023

A younger girl was killed when she fell from a rope swing and landed on a rocky shore at Folsom Lake, state parks officers stated.

Kathryn “Katie” Hoedt, 23, was on an outing with mates Saturday, Aug. 12, when she fell about 30 ft from the swing close to Rattlesnake Bar, the place the North Fork American River enters the lake. She obtained CPR from an off-duty physician at a close-by boat ramp after which was taken to a Roseville hospital, the place she died.

Hoedt had labored since October as a information producer for Sacramento TV station KCRA. Beforehand, she labored for KTXL, additionally in Sacramento, and for scholar publications at San Jose State College after which New York College. She grew up within the Sacramento space and attended Antelope Excessive Faculty.

A parks official informed the Sacramento Bee that rope swings aren’t permitted at Folsom Lake and that rangers minimize them down after they see them.

Her dad and mom informed KCRA that they suppose park staff ought to make a better effort to take away the swings and must also publish indicators warning of the hazard.  “Had Katie seen info like that or indicators or been educated, she would have by no means gotten on that rope swing,” stated her mom, Beth Hoedt.

Yesterday, an individual suffered main accidents in a fall at one other Placer County swimming gap, the sheriff’s workplace stated. The individual was rescued by helicopter and brought to a hospital after falling from No Arms Bridge, over the North Fork American River close to Auburn.