Update, Aug. 15: The man who presumably drowned while swimming in Lake Shasta’s Hirz Bay has been named today as Danny Savath of Oakland, Shasta County Coroner-Investigator Teri Veazey said. Savath’s cause of death is pending toxicology test results.
On Saturday, August 13, 2011, at 1422 hours (2:22 p.m.), the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Boating Safety Unit received a call of a possible drowning of a swimmer behind the Hirz Bay boat ramp, on the McCloud Arm of Shasta Lake.
Deputies arrived on scene and learned from witnesses that the victim was swimming across the cove, became distressed and went under the water and did not resurface. Witnesses searched the area, while waiting for help to arrive, which met with negative results. Members of the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Dive team arrived and recovered the victim after a short search. The victim was turned over to the Shasta County Coroner.
The Sheriff’s Office was assisted by two boats from CAL-Fire and the Lake Head Volunteer Fire Department.
DATE/TIME: 08-13-11 1830 hours
CRIME/INCIDENT: Death Unknown
LOCATION: Behind the Hirz Bay boat ramp, McCloud Arm, Shasta Lake.
VICTIM: Male, 25 years old, name being withheld pending next of kin notification.
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