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Man dies from propeller cuts at Shasta Lake

Propeller cuts to the lower body killed a man yesterday afternoon at Corey Cove after he was in the water while his father reversed a houseboat.

Posted: Sep 7, 2019 9:56 AM

SHASTA COUNTY, Calif. - Propeller cuts to the lower body killed a man yesterday afternoon at Corey Cove after he was in the water while his father reversed a houseboat. 

Shasta County Sheriff says it is unsure whether 23-year-old Kevin Rivera-Cornejo fell or jumped into the water while his father, Hector Rivera, maneuvered the rented houseboat to shore. 

Rivera says he only heard a scream and stopped the boat while other family members jumped in to try to rescue Rivera-Conejo. 

Deputies say they tried to save his life by transporting him in a patrol boat to the Silverthorn Resort, where an ambulance and helicopter were waiting. 

First responders pronounced him dead shortly after. 

The Shasta County Sheriff's Office says alcohol did not play a role in this accident. 

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