HEMET (CBSLA.com) — Officials said a fisherman trying to untangle his line Saturday drowned in Lake Hemet.
The unidentified man allegedly got tired after swimming out where the line got tangled and was unable to make it back to shore.READ MORE: Jauhar Tajuddin Shuaib Of Irvine Faces Hate Crime Charge After Allegedly Punching Woman, Hurling Racial Comments At Her
The man was fishing with two friends and reportedly drowned just after 8 a.m., said Riverside County Sheriff’s Sgt. Scott Sargent.
“A witness, a friend of the victim, swam out in an attempt to assist the victim back to shore,” Sargent said. “The victim was unable to stay above water and the witness was unable to rescue the victim.”READ MORE: COVID-19 Mortality Rate 'Shockingly' Higher For LA County's Black, Latino Men; Also Have Much Lower Rates Of Vaccination
The Riverside County Sheriff Dive Team found the fisherman’s body about 4 p.m., Sargent said.
“The coroner’s office took custody of the victim and the investigation is ongoing,” he said.MORE NEWS: El Sereno Recreation Center Vaccination Site To Close Wednesday, Will Be Replaced With New East LA Site
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