Search on for missing swimmer

Union Democrat staff

The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Team and other agencies so far have been unable to locate a man who dove into an inlet above Pinecrest Lake over the weekend and never resurfaced.

A 26-year-old man, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, dove into the water at Cleo's Bath about 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

He was with about 10 friends, none local, who did not see him resurface and called the Sheriff's Office.

The search and rescue team arrived by 2:50 p.m. with a helicopter, according to Sheriff's Sgt. Scott Johnson.

The team members and representatives of the Tuolumne County Fire Department and U.S. Forest Service conducted a search, but did not find him.

Johnson said additional searches will be conducted as the water level lowers, allowing for a safer search for divers. This could be weeks, or months, he added.

The man, whose name is not being released pending contact with his family, is stationed at Travis Air Force Base in Solano County.

The Union Democrat
This image is copyrighted.

Reach all of Sonora, Calaveras County, Tuolumne, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, & Jamestown with your items to sell.

Ads appear Online and in Print

View Classifieds Place an Ad

Connect with The Union Democrat

Union Democrat Newsstand

Monday October 24, 2016

Read digital interactive editions of our publications

Read Today's Edition Take A Tour

More Publications by The Union Democrat

View All Publications
Paying the price


Chris Lusardi, of Sonora, is one of thousands of Tuolumne County residents ... more

Columbia Elementary board ousts superintendent


Five days after receiving a 2 percent raise, Columbia Union School District ... more

New oak disease spreads from coast to foothills


A deadly fungus killing oak trees along the coasts of central and ... more

Mudslide knocks out a portion of TUD’s ditch system


The Columbia ditch will be closed until Saturday, following a mudslide that ... more

Battle for cannabis regulation in Calaveras wages on


Strong opinions and loud accusations have made the battle over cannabis cultivation ... more