Whiskeytown Drowning Victim Identified

 

On June 10, 2019, at approximately 2000 hours, a Deputy Coroner Investigator was dispatched to Whiskeytown National Recreation Area for a death investigation. It was determined that an adult male was swimming in the lake when a witness observed him go under water and not resurface.

Bystanders in the area were able to find the decedent underwater, pull him to the surface and eventually to the nearby shore using paddleboards. Emergency personnel were summoned to the scene and attempted to revive the man. Despite live saving efforts, the decedent was not revived and consequently pronounced deceased at the scene.

The decedent has been positively identified as 25 year old Zanard Earl Choice of Redding, California. The decedent’s next-of-kin has been notified and a postmortem examination has been completed. This case is currently under investigation by the Shasta County Coroner’s Office.

Avatar
-from press release
Comment Policy: We welcome your comments, with some caveats: Please keep your comments positive and civilized. If your comment is critical, please make it constructive. If your comment is rude, we will delete it. If you are constantly negative or a general pest, troll, or hater, we will ban you from the site forever. The definition of terms is left solely up to us. Comments are disabled on articles older than 90 days. Thank you. Carry on.

1 Response

  1. Avatar leroy Robinson says:

    The Robinson family would like to express our condolences to the Choice family at this time.
    We are so sorry that your beloved son has passed away. LeRoy “Foots” Robinson, Wadmalaw Island, SC.