Donner Lake Drowning Victim Identified

Near TRUCKEE, California (KOLOTV.com) -- Saturday, January 27, 2007:

The Nevada County Sheriff's Department has identified the man who drown in Donner Lake on Friday.

Officials say the victim is George Sommerdorf, 50, of Sacramento.

Witnesses say Sommerdorf was skating on the frozen laketop, when the ice cracked, sending the man into the water. Sommerdorf eventually went under, where he drown. On Saturday, recovery crews found his body 180 feet below the water surface.


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