The man who drowned Friday evening in the Delta-Mendota Canal was identified Saturday as Prem Nath of Dos Palos, the Fresno County Coroner's Office said.
Nath, 53, died after he tried to save a child from drowning in the canal west of Firebaugh, the Fresno County Sheriff's Office said.
Deputies said Nath entered the canal in an attempt to save the child from drowning. The child was able to get out safely but Nath drowned.
A bystander called deputies about 4:45 p.m. Friday while others pulled Nath from the canal, deputies said.
The relationship between the child and Nath was not available.
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