Contra Costa deputy dies during Lake Tahoe rescue attempt

Aug 14, 2015 11:27 AM by News Staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of a deputy who died during a rescue attempt at Lake Tahoe.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports Deputy Carlos Francies died Thursday as he was trying to prevent a drowning. It was not immediately known if the person survived.

Sheriff David Livingston said in a statement that Francies is a hero who died while performing his sworn duty of putting himself in harm's way to protect the lives of others.


Information from: San Francisco Chronicle,

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