Local Drowning Victim Remembered For His Generosity

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — We’re hearing from friends of a Sacramento man who died in a fishing accident near Bodega Bay.

“You always read about other people, and you never think it’ll happen to you,” said the friend of Glenn Iwamoto, the local man who drowned.

It was a traumatic trip for nine Sacramento fishermen who set out early Tuesday morning to harvest crabs north of Bodega Bay. The weather took a turn, one of their boats capsized, and Glenn Iwamoto didn’t make it.

His life-long friend says he was on the other boat and rushed over to rescue him.

“I saw him in the water, when I first arrived there all hands were floating and treading water. And we just started picking them up one at a time. Its just one of those things,” said Iwamoto’s friend.

He says they were able to pull all four into their boat, and they gave Iwamoto CPR, But it was too late. Friends will now remember Iwamoto’s proudest days of celebrating his catch, and his generosity. According to his fishing buddies, most of what he caught he gave away to fellow church members and old friends.

Of the four other fishermen pulled from the water, two were taken area hospitals. All are expected to recover.


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