Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Recovery Operation Underway After a Drowning at Lake Berryessa

[Lake Berryessa, as photographed by Céline Colin in October 2011]

Tragedy struck this afternoon at Lake Berryessa, a popular North Bay recreation area, when a person drowned.

Initial reports came in around 1:20 p.m. requesting a water rescue for a possible drowning victim in the vicinity of the Oak Shores Day Use Area.

By 1:40 p.m., the Incident Commander canceled the air ambulance and other incoming resources.

Just minutes later, the Incident Commander announced the rescue efforts had transitioned to recovery efforts requesting a dive team be deployed to the area.

Appreciation to Corey Edwards and his Facebook page Napa Valley, CA – Fire & Police Emergency Info for documentation of the unfortunate event.

Please remember that this story is unfolding. Information is being reported as we gather it. However, some of the information coming from witnesses and initial official reports could be wrong. We will do our best to get the facts but, in the case that something is inaccurate, we will update with correct information as soon as we can.

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