Santa Clara bodybuilder drowns in Sacramento River; family seeks help

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Sunday, July 5, 2015
Sonia Rangel Valencia
Santa Clara bodybuilder Sonia Rangel Valencia poses with her grandchild.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGO) -- The family of a bodybuilder from Santa Clara is asking for help with her funeral expenses. Sonia Rangel Valencia died this week after falling into a river in Sacramento.

She was celebrating getting her U.S. citizenship at the "Rage on the River" event, when she fell in.

Firefighters were out in the same area Saturday handing out life vests in hopes of preventing another drowning.

Valencia leaves behind two young adult children.

Click here for Valencia family's GoFundMe page