Six-Year-Old Boy Found Dead in NorCal Lake

By: Staff Email
By: Staff Email

EL DORADO COUNTY, CA – A six-year-old boy was found dead at Jenkinson Lake over the weekend. According to the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office, Trip Demetri from Latrobe, California was reported missing at 4pm on Sunday. He was last seen along the Jenkinson Lake in the Bumpy Meadows picnic area.

Sheriff’s deputies, Sheriff's marine units, US Forest Rangers, a USFS Canine unit, Fire Department personnel and a CHP Helicopter were called in to search for the boy.

The child was visiting the lake with his father and sister. He was last seen playing in the water with his sister.

Eventually, searchers found Demetri underwater, approximately 10 feet from shore. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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