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Wednesday 09/07/2016 3:45 PM - Drowning Update

Contact: Tony Cipolla
Phone: (805) 781-4547
Type of Incident: Drowning Update
Date and Time of Incident: 9-3-16, Approximately 6:20 PM
Place of Occurrence: Lake Nacimiento
Victim Information: Richard Leon Zambrano, 46 (DOB: 12-26-1969), Santa Maria
Suspect Information: N/A
Details of News Release: The Coroner's Unit of the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is releasing the identification of a man whose body was recovered from Lake Nacimiento on 9-3-16. The man is identified as 46-year-old Richard Leon Zambrano of Santa Maria. It's believed that Zambrano fell off the lake's main launch ramp and drowned. The Sheriff's Dive Team recovered the victim's body about three hours later at the end of the dock of the launch ramp in 12 feet of water. Cause of death is pending the results of today's autopsy.

Prepared By: tcipolla
Released: Wednesday 09/07/2016 3:46 PM