Possible drowning at DL Bliss State Park | SierraSun.com

Possible drowning at DL Bliss State Park

Search and rescue divers Monday were looking for a suspected drowning victim after reports that a male disappeared in the water off DL Blliss State Park on Sunday.

On Sunday afternoon, U.S. Coast Guard and search and rescue crews looked for a male who reportedly jumped from the cliffs along Rubicon Trail into Lake Tahoe and never resurfaced.

The unidentified male apparently used a rope to jump from a ledge into the lake at DL Bliss State Park, officials said at the scene Sunday. The trailhead leading to cliffs is clearly marked with a sign that says “no diving with the state park system.”

Police dispatchers reported the incident as a possible drowning.

The accident happened at around 3:15 p.m. It was unknown who reported the person missing. Authorities interviewed people at the scene but would not disclose any additional information.

At least three separate rescue units were called to the state park Sunday, including an El Dorado County Sheriff’s patrol boat and the Coast Guard. A search and

rescue unit was also dispatched to the scene.

So far this year, six people have drown at Lake Tahoe.

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