STANISLAUS COUNTY, CALIF. (CBS13) — StanislausÂ County Sheriffs have recovered the body of a 40-year-old San Jose man who was reportedly submerged in the Modesto Reservoir for an extended period of time.
At approximately 1:12 p.m., deputies responded to Modesto Reservoir for a possible drowning near the ski course area.READ MORE: 2 Juveniles Arrested After Mother, Son Found Critically Injured In Elverta
The man had been swimming swimming approximately 50 yards from the shoreline with other family members without a life jacket, according to a press release sent by the Sheriff’s department.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
At 4:00 p.m., the dive team arrived to the reservoir to search for the missing man and they recovered the body at 5:10 p.m in the general area where he was last seen by family members.
This is the 5th drowning in Stanislaus County Reservoirs since May 15th of this year and none of the victims was wearing a life vest. The Sheriff’s Office is asking for everyone to wear a life vest when they are in the water.MORE NEWS: 'Intense' Yellowjacket Activity Reported Around Sacramento Area, Vector Control Says