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Oakland Man Drowns In Lake Camanche

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Burson, CA — A 20-year-old Oakland man is the victim of a reported drowning along the south shore of Lake Camanche over the weekend.

The Calaveras County Sheriff´s Department says Deputies responded to the Lakeside campground shortly after 8:30 Friday night to find relatives of Brandon Blackshire performing CPR on him.

Emergency personnel arrived shortly after. Witnesses say Blackshire was swimming in the lake when he struggled and went under the surface in water about 20 feet deep.

Witnesses say Blackshire was under the water for three to four minutes before relatives were able to locate him and pull him to shore.

The victim was reportedly unconscious and unresponsive when he was pulled from the water. Family members say Blackshire didn´t know how to swim.

Blackshire was pronounced dead on the scene about an hour later.