Heroic efforts save the life of an Alturas man
By Sam Williams
A 23-year-old man from Alturas who nearly drown in Eagle Lake on Sunday is alive today thanks to his friends, passersby, Lassen County fire and medical personnel.
California Department of Forestry Fire Captain Rob Cobb said personnel from the Stones-Bengard Fire Department, Sierra Emergency Medical Services Association and California Department of Forestry responded to the boat ramp at the Eagle Lake Marina about 3:47 p.m. to assist a possible drowning victim.
Cobb declined to identify the victim, citing patient confidentiality regulations.