UC Davis medical pupil and Navy vet die after saving others in American river

Family, classmates, and professors are mourning the death of 30-year-old medical student Joshua Brandon Crane of UC Davis. The 5-year Navy veteran disappeared under water Friday at a social event he organized for his medical school colleagues. “He saw a number of women in distress in San Juan Rapids.” , his sister Jessica Crane told KCRA 3. “Without hesitation, he jumped off his board and he got into the water and got them out.” The Sacramento Metro Fire Brigade and Police Department The Sacramento County sheriff retrieved his body from the American River on Saturday.” In every sense of the word, he was a hero, “his sister said. “He’s a hero to so many people, everyone sees him that way. He’s my biggest hero.” Crane was born in Chico and raised with his older sister by their single mother. Their father passed away 29 years ago on Monday. He attended Chico High School, then joined the navy at the age of 18. He served for 5 years and was stationed at Camp Pendleton and in Okinawa, Japan. When he returned, he enrolled at State Chico to attend college classes, with the dream of going to medical school. “He was trying for Davis,” his sister said. “That’s a big deal.” Fast forward to this summer, Joshua is a fourth-year student at UC Davis School of Medicine. Underwear. He also dreams of doing it at UC Davis. Dr Jain and Joshua met on Thursday, the day before he disappeared into the American River. The two had a special relationship. “We talked about his hopes, dreams and ideas for the career ahead,” he said. “I felt he was in a really good place at the time, so I think that makes this loss all the more tragic.” Currently, the medical school is working with Joshua’s family to arrange a memorial service. GoFundMe to help his family in the meantime. If you want to help, click here.

Family, classmates, and professors are mourning the death of 30-year-old medical student Joshua Brandon Crane of UC Davis.

The five-year Navy veteran disappeared underwater Friday at a social event he hosted for his medical school colleagues.

“He saw some women crash in San Juan Rapids,” his sister Jessica Crane told KCRA 3. “Without hesitation, he jumped off his board and he got into the water and get them out.”

The Sacramento Metro Fire and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office recovered his body in the American River on Saturday.

“In every sense of the word, he’s a hero,” his sister said. “He’s a hero to so many people, everyone sees him that way. He’s my biggest hero.”

Crane was born in Chico and raised with his older sister by their single mother.

Their father passed away 29 years ago on Monday.

He attended Chico High School, then joined the navy at the age of 18.

He served for 5 years and was stationed at Camp Pendleton and in Okinawa, Japan.

Upon his return, he enrolled at Bang Chico for college classes, with dreams of entering medical school.

“He’s trying for Davis,” his sister said. “It’s the big one.”

Fast forward to this summer, Joshua is a fourth-year student at UC Davis School of Medicine.

Associate Dean for Students, Dr Sharad Jain, told KCRA 3 that he is working towards a residency in internal medicine. He also dreams of doing it at UC Davis.

Joshua & # x20;  Brandon & # x20;  Crane

UC Davis School of Medicine

During his time in medical school, Dr. Jain said Joshua volunteered to work with the homeless, refugees new to the Sacramento area, and vulnerable and marginalized communities. festival.

Dr Jain and Joshua met on Thursday, the day before he disappeared into the American River. The two had a special relationship.

“We talked about his hopes, dreams and ideas for the career ahead,” he said. “I felt like he was in a really good place at the time, so I think that makes this loss all the more tragic.”

The medical scene is working with Joshua’s family to arrange a memorial service.

His classmates have put together a GoFundMe to help his family in the meantime. If you want to help, click here.

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