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Redding man identified as Whiskeytown Lake drowning victim

Authorities have identified a Redding man as the victim who drowned near the Shasta Divide Nature Trail on Monday.

Posted: Jun 11, 2019 2:43 PM
Updated: Jun 12, 2019 3:25 PM

UPDATE 3:25 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - Authorities have identified a Redding man as the victim who drowned near the Shasta Divide Nature Trail on Monday.

He was identified as Zanard Earl Choice, 25, of Redding. 

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WHISKEYTOWN, Calif. - A man drowned off the shore of the Whiskeytown Lake on Monday afternoon. 

The National Park Service said the 26-year-old man and his friend were swimming near the Shasta Divide Nature Trail. 

The unidentified man swam across the cove and returned, but he called out to his friend about 30 feet from the shore and went under the water. 

Nearby paddle-boarders helped bring the man to the shore around 6:30 p.m. However, first responders were not able to save him. 

Authorities have not yet identified the man who drowned.  

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