A San Francisco woman drowned while kayaking on the McCloud River Saturday evening, July 27, when she was swept under a tree and unable to resurface.

The body of Dorit Hillmann, age 54, was recovered by the Dive Recovery Team the following day, according to the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department.

Hillmann was kayaking with her husband when their kayak hit a tree in the river, the Sheriff's Department reported. They were thrown from the kayak and dragged under the tree.

According to a statement from her husband, who called to report the drowning at about 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dorit Hillmann was unable to free herself and never resurfaced.

The water in the area was very swift and approximately waist deep, according to the Sheriff's Department, who extended "deepest sympathies and condolences" to Hillmann's family.

A San Francisco woman drowned while kayaking on the McCloud River Saturday evening, July 27, when she was swept under a tree and unable to resurface.

The body of Dorit Hillmann, age 54, was recovered by the Dive Recovery Team the following day, according to the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department.

Hillmann was kayaking with her husband when their kayak hit a tree in the river, the Sheriff's Department reported. They were thrown from the kayak and dragged under the tree.

According to a statement from her husband, who called to report the drowning at about 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dorit Hillmann was unable to free herself and never resurfaced.

The water in the area was very swift and approximately waist deep, according to the Sheriff's Department, who extended "deepest sympathies and condolences" to Hillmann's family.