Child Drowns in Humboldt River June 3, 2012

      Child Drowns in Humboldt River -
      Deputies of the Elko County Sheriff's Office responded on the afternoon of June 3, 2012
      to a location approximately 1 1/2 miles west of Elko for a reported drowning. A six-yearold
      girl was discovered at the bottom of a deep pool in the Humboldt River by her father
      during a family outing. The father began CPR at the scene and then took the girl to the
      nearby family residence. Deputies continued CPR upon arriving at the residence. The
      child was transported to the Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital, where she was
      later pronounced dead.
      Sheriff Jim Pitts wishes to advise everyone that, although the Humboldt appears slow
      and shallow near town, there are still areas of dangerous deep water that look
      deceptively sluggish in the river areas away from town, especially in the canyons east
      and west of the City of Elko. These deep pools contain strong currents and eddies that
      can be a danger to anyone who is not a strong or experienced swimmer. Parents
      should take extra precautions whenever letting their children swim or play in the waters
      of the Humboldt River.