Sacto 9-1-1
July 2, 2013
Coroner identifies Roseville man as Lake Natoma drowning victim

A man whose body was recovered from Lake Natoma early Saturday has been identified by the Sacramento County Coroner's Office as 19-year-old Guillermo Fabian Contreras of Roseville.

Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District crews and members of the Drowning and Accident Rescue Team responded to the lake about 8:10 p.m. Friday. Capt. Bryan Thomson said a group of young men were at the lake when Contreras swam out to retrieve a ball in the channel.

He began having difficulties and another member of the group tried to come to his aid as he went under water, but was unable to rescue him.

The second man also began having trouble but was rescued.

Divers spent several hours scouring the lake, but murky water made the search difficult. Contreras' body was finally brought to shore about 1 a.m. Saturday. The Coroner's Office currently lists the cause of death as undetermined.

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