UPDATE: Man Identified In Drowning Accident In Walnut Grove

WALNUT GROVE (CBS13) – Family and friends of a young man are in a state of sadness and shock after the man dove off a dock piling and never came back up.

The incident happened Sunday at Snodgrass Slough at the Walnut Grove Marina.

The sheriff’s department says the man, identified Monday as 21-year-old Joseph Corbett of Folsom, was enjoying the holiday weekend on his parent’s house boat when he decided to climb up a dock piling and jump off.

Emergency crews searched by boat and by air until a dive team finally pulled the Corbett from the water – his family was close by.

“He had done it successfully two times before, and decided to move up to a higher piling,” said Sacramento County Sheriff Marine Enforcement Deputy Marc Warren. “And when he did his flips he landed face first; I would estimate it was about 40 feet up.”

His family says he had done the same thing from a smaller piling with no problems.

The sheriff’s department says Corbett had not been drinking.

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