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California man drowns rescuing son from lake

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 7/4/2022 KATE FELDMAN

A California man was able to pull his son out of a lake and to safety Sunday before drowning, according to officials.

Marciallo Perez, 35, dove into Lake Berryessa around 3 p.m. when he saw his son floundering, according to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office.

The young boy, who has not been identified, made it safely to shore but Perez never resurfaced.

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His body was found about an hour later.

Officials warned everyone to wear a life jacket when in or near the water.

Perez’s death comes just days after Demetrio Perriatt, a 16-year-old high school baseball star, drowned in the same area while trying to retrieve a raft that had been blown by the wind.

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