A 9-year-old boy drowned in Lake Elsinore after struggling to swim while playing with other children near docks, California sheriff’s officials reported.
A bystander helped another child who also began to struggle in the water to shore, but the 9-year-old went under and did not resurface at 10:35 a.m. Sunday, June 26, the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.
Onlookers searched for the boy near Launch Pointe Beach but could not find him, sheriff’s officials said.
A sheriff’s dive team found his body about 2:30 p.m., the release said. His name has not been released as of June 27.
Lake Elsinore is located southeast of Riverside and east of Los Angeles.