Authorities ID drowning victim in Berryessa as Guatemalan man visiting family

Support Local Journalism


McNaughton Newspapers staff A 25-year-old Guatemalan has been identified as the man who drowned Sunday at Lake Berryessa – the second drowning in nine days at the popular lake. Marcos Salvador Grijalva Pocasangre was visiting family in San Pablo, the Napa County Sheriff’s Office reported. The Sheriff’s Office received a call around 4:30 p.m. about a man drowning at the Oak Shores Day Use Area of Lake Berryessa. Witnesses told deputies, “Mr. Pocasangre went under water while attempting to swim from one side of the cove to the other,” the Sheriff’s Office reported in a statement about the incident. A dive team recovered the body about 7 p.m., about 5 feet from McKenzie Ridge, in water approximately 12 feet deep. There were no signs of trauma. Billy Dy, 22, of San Jose, drowned June 18 while swimming in Pleasure Cove. There were six drownings at Lake Berryessa in 2020, all coming in a three-month period.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Previous Article

Athlete of the Week - Amelia Doran

Next Article

Lake Solano expects to open fully by end of July

Related Posts