Hey everyone in Sacramento! I’m George Guzman and I’m writing this article about the safety at the river. The reason why I’m writing about this is because I lost a good friend recently to the river. She was a really good person, she was always positive about things, and she always had a smile on her face. A friend of mine told me she drowned at the river, she said the current took her under and then they pulled her out of the water. I could not believe what I was hearing, it was a big shock for me.
After a few days of feeling sad, I started thinking about the river and its dangers. I always go to the river and sometimes I don’t use a life jacket, not because I don’t want to but because it just never crosses my mind to put one on. I think a lot of people I know are like that. But right now I just would like people to be more careful when they go to the river. I know I’m going to be more careful, I feel like I’m more cautious now at the river and other places I go and things that I do.