1 Dead at Pyramid Lake North of Castaic - NBC Southern California

1 Dead at Pyramid Lake North of Castaic



    One Person Dead in Apparent Boating Accident

    One person was dead in an apparent boating accident at a lake north of Castaic, officials said. Kate Larsen reports from Lake Pyramid for the NBC4 News at 11 on Sunday, June 29, 2014. (Published Sunday, June 29, 2014)

    One man was confirmed dead and divers searched for a possible second victim in what appears to be a boating accident at Pyramid Lake north of Castaic on Sunday.

    Deputies were called to the lake about 11:20 a.m. after a man on a water scooter flagged down a deputy to report that he had seen something suspicious in the south side of the lake, near Chumash Island, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

    Arriving deputies found the bow of a boat sticking up out of the water, officials said. About 20 yards away, they pulled a man from the lake, but were not able to revive him. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

    Firefighters on watercraft and 14 sheriff's divers spent the afternoon searching for a possible second male victim. The search was suspended for the night and was set to resume Monday morning, officials said.

    Investigators found debris from what appeared to be a boat. Fire officials could not confirm whether the boat overturned, crashed or took in water.

    There was no damage to the boat that was found, officials said.

    The victim showed no signs of physical trauma, officials said. The man appears to have drowned, but the official cause of death has not been determined. Foul play was not suspected, officials said.

    Pyramid Lake is a boating location and water storage facility off the 5 Freeway, about 60 miles north of the Los Angeles Civic Center.

    Kate Larsen and Kevin LaBeach contributed to this report.

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