LAKE ELSINORE – The body of a 50-year-old Rancho Cucamonga man — the subject of a three-day search — was recovered today in Lake Elsinore, according to the county coroner’s office.
Gamaliel Balagtas Nunez died Sunday afternoon after the wind capsized a boat from which he was fishing with his wife and two sons.
A search team found the body around 10:30 a.m. using sonar to pinpoint the location, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
Nunez , his wife and two sons were in a 12-foot boat that started taking on water and overturned around 1:30 p.m. Sunday amid winds gusting to about 40 mph, witnesses told deputies.
All four started swimming for shore. Another boater rescued the woman and sons but the man disappeared under water, Sgt. Raymond Nava said.
Authorities were notified of the emergency at 1:48 p.m., and the search began for Nunez.
The boat flipped about 150 yards southeast of the 32000 block of Riverside Drive, according to the coroner’s office.
Man Presumed Drowned in Lake Elsinore
LAKE ELSINORE – Efforts to retrieve the body of a 50-year-old Rancho Cucamonga man presumed drowned when a fishing boat overturned on windswept Lake Elsinore will resume today.
The man, his wife and two sons were in a fishing boat that started taking on water and overturned about 1:30 p.m. Sunday amid winds gusting to about 40 mph, witnesses told Riverside County sheriff’s deputies.
All four started swimming for shore, and another boater rescued the woman and sons. But the man, whose name authorities withheld, disappeared underwater, Sgt. Raymond Nava said.
Authorities were notified at 1:48 p.m., and a search began for the missing man, who was not found by a sheriff’s dive team yesterday afternoon.
At 6 a.m. this morning, a search crew will resume looking for the man, deputies said.
The trio reportedly were in a 12-foot boat.