Two weekend drownings in Calif. lakes |

Two weekend drownings in Calif. lakes

NAPA — Authorities say a teenager who drowned in Lake Berryessa last weekend died while trying to help a friend.

The Napa County Sheriff’s Department says 14-year-old Alan Diaz of San Francisco swam over to help a friend who was having trouble swimming Sunday, but he then went under in 10- to 15-foot deep water.

It was the second drowning last weekend in a popular California lake.

On Saturday, 19-year-old Rahru Walker died while swimming in Lake Camanche in Calaveras County. Authorities say the San Joaquin Delta College student tried to swim across the lake alone and couldn’t make it.

A dive team retrieved his body, reporting that Walker appeared to have drowned in a 20-to-30-foot-deep section of the lake.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User