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NPS: Weaverville man dies after swimming on Whiskeytown Lake

The body was found near the intersection of Highway 299 and Whiskey Creek Road, according to investigators.

Posted: Aug 14, 2020 12:38 PM
Updated: Aug 14, 2020 2:17 PM

WHISKEYTOWN, Calif. - A man was found dead on Whiskeytown Lake Thursday at about 10 p.m., according to the National Park Service.

The body was found near the intersection of Highway 299 and Whiskey Creek Road, according to investigators.

The man was found after disappearing while swimming. The call came in at 8:22 p.m. about his disappearance.

“With support from our community partners at the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office and California Highway Patrol Northern Air Operations, we were able to bring this tragic event to a close.” - said Park Superintendent John Hoines 

The Shasta County Coroner's Office released the name of the swimmer early Friday afternoon. Officers said 67-year-old Charles Michael Colburn, of Weaverville, has been identified as the swimmer.

This case remains under investigation by the Shasta County Coroner’s Office and the National Park Service. National Park Service wants to remind swimmers to wear a lifejacket and swim near friends.

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