NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org; Emily Osterberg, 714.647.1840, EOsterberg@ocsd.org
Irvine Lake Drowning Victim Located by Dive Team Identified
SILVERADO CANYON, Calif. (August 23, 2015) – On Sunday, August 23, 2015, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Dive Team located the deceased body of Clarence William Brumfield, 61, Palmdale, in Irvine Lake approximately 25 feet below the surface, near where he was seen falling overboard from his fishing boat into the water.
Brumfield’s fishing companion indicated neither he nor Brumfield were wearing life preservers when he we witnessed Brumfield fall overboard into the water. The fishing companion immediately jumped in after Brumfield but was unsuccessful in locating him before summoning an emergency response from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department and Fire Authority. Continue reading