Coroner: Man found in Shasta Lake died of natural causes

Aug 24, 2015 3:22 PM by News Staff

A 55-year-old man found dead in Shasta Lake Friday, died of natural causes, the sheriff’s office announced Monday.

An autopsy shows that John Chamberlain, 55, of Martinez, who was found floating in the water near the Jones Valley Public Boat Launch a little after 11 a.m. Friday, died of an undisclosed medical condition.

Life-saving efforts by a friend, and then emergency responders were unsuccessful and Martinez was declared dead around 11:45 a.m.

The death was investigated as a possible drowning, but the case has been closed following the autopsy information.


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