Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office recovers body of drowning victim

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif.- The Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body of a drowning victim in Lake Siskiyou.

According to a press release, the sheriff’s office was called out to the North Shore boat launch of Lake Siskiyou for a potential drowning Wednesday night around 7 p.m.

Deputies were told a man in his 30s had been swimming around a boat with a friend when the boat drifted too far.

The man reportedly struggled to stay afloat and disappeared from view before he could get help.

With the help of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office, the man’s body was discovered around 3 p.m., 49 feet underwater.

The sheriff’s office says this investigation is ongoing.

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NBC5 News Reporter Lauren Pretto grew up in Livermore, California and attended University of California, Santa Cruz, graduating with a double major in Film/Digital Media and Literature with a concentration in Creative Writing. Lauren is a lover of books, especially Agatha Christie and Gothic novels. When her nose isn't buried in a book, she knits, bakes, and writes.
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