Body of Missing Man Found Yesterday


Ten days after he went missing in Cachuma Lake, the body of 22-year-old Isaiah Sanchez of El Rio was found just after noon yesterday about one hundred yards from where he was last seen going underwater.  A group of citizens who were on a rented pontoon boat spotted what appeared to be a body in the lake and called 9-1-1.  County Park Rangers, Sheriff’s deputies and a Sheriff’s Coroner’s detective responded.  The body was transported by boat to the shore where a positive identification was made.   Sanchez was on the lake with two friends on July 11 when their boat's engine broke down. Deputies say he tried to swim 50 feet to shore. The cause and manner of death is pending the completion of the Coroner’s investigation which will include an autopsy and toxicology results. The family of Isaiah Sanchez has set up a memorial fund in his name.You can visit any Rabobank location if you'd like to contribute. The account number is 253323005.