Dive Team Recover Body of 9 Year Old Who Went Missing in Lake Elsinore Nine year old boy drowned in Lake Elsinore
9-year-old boy drowned in Lake Elsinore
The body of a 9-year-old boy who went missing in Lake Elsinore Sunday has been found, officials said.
Riverside County Sheriff’s responded to reports of a child drowning in Lake Elsinore Sunday morning.The incident was first reported at approximately 10:35 a.m. where a 9-year-old boy had been swimming with his family and struggled to stay afloat, Riverside County Sheriff’s said.
Deputies were informed several children were playing near the docks on Launch Pointe Beach when two of them began having difficulties swimming, Riverside County Sheriff's said. One of the juveniles was brought to shore by a bystander, but the other child went under the water. The boy’s family tried to help him but they lost sight of him. A dive team also responded to the scene and assisted in the search, locating the boy's body at around 2:37 p.m., officials said.
About Lake Elsinore, California
Lake Elsinore is a city in western Riverside County, California, United States. Established as a city in 1888, it is on the shore of Lake Elsinore, a natural freshwater lake about 3,000 acres (1,200 ha) in size. The city has grown from a small resort town in the late 19th and early 20th centuries to a suburban city with over 70,000 residents.
Native Americans have long lived in the Elsinore Valley. The Luiseño people were the earliest known inhabitants. Their pictographs can be found on rocks on the Santa Ana Mountains and in Temescal Valley, and artifacts have been found all around Lake Elsinore and in the local canyons and hills.