(UPDATE) 4:17 p.m.- Sad news to report out of Lake Shasta this afternoon. We have learned from Shasta County Sheriffs they have officially confirmed the drowning of a teenage man in the lake. The initial incident occurred just before 10:30 a.m. Emergency personnel remain at the scene to search for and recover the young man's body. Previously we reported the young man was 16, but we have now learned the young man was in fact 18-years-old and was a resident of the Oakland/Alameda area.
According to officials at the scene, the man was with a group of five to six friends on a house boat they rented earlier in the day. The incident happened about 400 to 500 yards from the Holiday Harbor where dive teams estimated the water's depths to be approximately 200 feet deep. According to the Sheriff's Department, the man entered the water when after a few seconds became submerged and never returned to the surface. Along with dive teams, officials are using a remote operated vehicle attached to a camera to aid in their search efforts. The parents of the victim have not yet been notified.
The Sheriff's Department doesn't believe alcohol or drugs were a factor in the drowning.
(UPDATE) 12:38 p.m.:
The Shasta County Sheriff’s Department is still at the scene of a search and rescue for a missing teen at the Seven Crown Resort on Shasta Lake. Authorities state the call came in at approximately 10:23 a.m., the reporting party was with the missing teen on a boat. We will continue to update you on the latest.
DEVELOPING: The Shasta County Sheriff's Department has responded to Lake Shasta this morning on an emergency call for a possible drowning. Early reports indicate a 16-year-old male went swimming roughly an hour ago and hasn't been seen since. The dive team is loading up the boat now. We have a reporter on scene and are continuing to gather and confirm more details. Stay tuned for the latest on Action News Now at Noon.