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: Huntington Beach City Council Appoints Rhonda Bolton To Replace Tito Ortiz
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: LA County Board Of Supervisors To Vote On Guaranteed Income Pilot Program For Young People
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: US Gymnast Simone Biles Out of Team Finals Due To 'Medical Issue'
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