Lake Elsinore drowning victim identified

Myron Quincy Cox, a 59-year-old Fontana resident, has been identified as the man who drowned on Saturday in Lake Elsinore.

On July 31 at about 3:43 p.m., Lake Elsinore Boat Patrol deputies were notified of an adult male who jumped off of a boat, without a life vest, and entered the water to assist a juvenile. After entering the water, the male appeared to be in distress, according to Sergeant Brad Foster. He was able to get the juvenile back to the boat but disappeared under the water and never resurfaced.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department’s Dive Team located the body the following day, Riverside County officials said.

In June, a 38-year-old Los Angeles man drowned in Lake Elsinore after he got off his jet ski and to retrieve a lost item in the water.

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