Body of man who fell into raw water conduit recovered

Published: Jan. 23, 2018 at 5:27 AM PST
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The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office has recovered the body of a man who fell into an untreated raw water conduit in Pollock Pines Monday afternoon.

Deputies say the incident was first reported around 4 p.m. January 22, 2018. The water conduit is between Jenkinson Lake and the El Dorado Irrigation District water treatment plant.

The man has been identified as Tory Robert Mayes of Pollock Pines.

Multiple agencies were involved with the search, including the Sheriff’s Office patrol and dive teams, EID, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department, the El Dorado County Fire Department and emergency medical personnel.

Deputies say the search transitioned into a recovery mission due to the length of exposure, water temperature, and circumstances surrounding the incident.

EID is asking that water conservation continue until 5 p.m. Tuesday, at which time normal water operations will resume.