Elderly Man Swept Away By Trinity River Found Dead

A man has apparently drowned while trying to cross the Trinity River. On April 21st a woman called 911 from near the Hayden Flat Campground. She said her husband, 88-year-old Ervyl Pigg, was trying to cross the river in a paddle boat when he got swept up by the current and she lost sight of him. She then found the boat overturned, but couldn’t find her husband. Trinity County deputies found him in the water, but it was too late.


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