CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Fil-Am teen swept away by river

Henni Espinosa, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 17 2017 05:15 AM | Updated as of May 17 2017 07:17 AM

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A dramatic video shows the last time that Raymond Cabalfin Jr., a Filipino-American teen, was seen before he was swept away by the American River’s currents in California last Thursday.

The video, released by Cabalfin’s family, shows the 19-year-old calling for help after he jumped into the river.

According to Cabalfin’s family, his friends immediately called 9-1-1 and tried to intercept him downstream, but soon lost sight of him.

State parks officials have ruled Cabalfin’s disappearance as a drowning.