Shaver Lake drowning victim identified as Orosi High School student

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (KFSN) — The 16-year-old drowning victim at Shaver Lake has been identified as Alejandro Araujo.

Orosi High School confirmed that he was a student at the school.

Officials say counselors and other district staff members are available to help students navigate the tragedy.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office says the incident happened shortly before 1 pm on Sunday.

Deputies say Araujo was on a pontoon boat with a friend’s family.

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They believe he jumped into the water with his floatation device, but at one point, it separated, and he went underwater.

Araujo was found about 15 feet underwater. Investigators say it was a team effort to get him into a rescue boat, but the he died.

The Fresno County Sheriff’s Office says they have two patrol boats on the water and will reevaluate if they need more deputies on the water as we get closer to the 4th of July.

Authorities say they are still trying to piece together what happened with Araujo as the investigation continues.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.