A 47-year-old man who drowned at Lopez Lake has been identified as Darryl Tyler Redd of San Diego, according to the San Luis Obispo County Coroner’s Office.
Rescue crews responded to a 911 call about 2:20 p.m. Thursday after a boat flipped over with three people inside near the Cottonwood Cove area of Lopez Lake near Arroyo Grande.
Witnesses said three people were sailing on the lake on a catamaran when it capsized. Two of them were wearing life jackets, Cal Fire spokesman Chris Elms said.
Redd, who was not wearing a life jacket, “was having a hard time” swimming and apparently drowned attempting to swim to shore, officials said.
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The other two men aboard the boat made it safely to land.
The Sheriff’s Office dive team was able to find Redd’s body about 6:30 p.m.
An autopsy will be conducted to determine the official cause of death, a news release said.