Guatemalan who drowned in Napa was visiting family in San Pablo

Richmond man, 20, drowns in Lake Berryessa
Lake Berryessa,(Photo credit: Bureau of Reclamation)

The man who drowned in Napa’s Lake Berryessa on Sunday was a native of Guatemala who had been visiting his family in San Pablo, according to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office.

Marcos Salvador Grijalva Pocasangre, 25, drowned in the Oak Shores Day Use Area of Lake Berryessa at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Witnesses say Mr. Pocasangre went under water while attempting to swim from one side of the cove to the other, the Sheriff’s Office said.

According to news reports, Pocasangre was an experienced swimmer.

At 7 p.m., a Sheriff’s Office Dive team recovered Pocasangre’s body in water about 12 feet deep, and about 15 feet from the McKenzie Ridge. “There were no signs of trauma,” the Sheriff’s Office said.

Pocasangre was the second person to have drowned in nine days at Lake Berryessa. The Sheriff’s Office advised visitors to “be safe and wear a life jacket.”