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Man drowns at Yosemite Lake trying to swim to shore, authorities say

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A man drowned trying to swim to shore at Yosemite Lake in Merced County on Sunday.

Merced County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the lake at around 4:30 p.m. when they received word that a man went under the water and did not come back.

Deputies found out that the man had jumped off the pier and was attempting to swim back to shore when he went under, according to Public Information Officer Daryl Allen.

Dive teams found the man’s body a few hours later.

His identity was not released pending notification of his family.

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