NAPA COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) — A man died after saving his son from drowning at Lake Berryessa in Napa County on Sunday, the Napa County Sheriff’s Office announced in a Facebook post. Around 3 p.m., authorities received a call of 35-year-old Marciallo Perez who was drowning in the lake.
Witnesses said Perez, a San Pablo resident, jumped into the water to save his son from drowning. The son survived, but the Napa County Sheriff’s Marine Unit recovered Perez’s body at 4:17 p.m.
Authorities said Perez’s son is “young” but did not reveal his age. This is the second drowning in the last six days, according to the Facebook post.
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Lake Berryessa is roughly 35 miles northeast of the city of Napa. Authorities remind people to wear a life jacket when you are on a boat or in/near water.