August 21, 2014
ANTIOCH, CA - Investigators say a Florida man who drowned in a northern California reservoir insisted that God was on the other side and tried twice to get across even though he could not swim.
The body of 25-year-old Victor Frasno was pulled from the 80-acre reservoir in Antioch's Contra Loma Regional Park on Friday night.
According to park police, Frasno jumped in the water twice after
returning to the park with his brother and sister-in-law.
He apparently insisted that he and his brother were chosen to speak to God and pulled his brother into the water the second time.
Detective Holly Sontag tells the Contra Costa Times Frasno was
last seen quoting the Bible and flailing in the water.
She says his behavior may be connected to a California preacher's prediction that the world would end on Saturday.
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