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King City man drowns while swimming at Lake Nacimiento

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With summer approaching and weather warming, it's time to keep these water safety tips in mind, as provided by the Placer County Sheriff's Office.
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With summer approaching and weather warming, it's time to keep these water safety tips in mind, as provided by the Placer County Sheriff's Office.

A King City man was found dead at Lake Nacimiento on Sunday afternoon, following a search of the lake by the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team, according to a news release from the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office.

The drowning was reported at about 11:40 a.m., the Sheriff’s Office said. Witnesses reported seeing a man swimming in the Sandy Point area and then go under the water, according to the release.

The Dive Team searched for the man and found him in about 15 feet of water at about 2:10 p.m., according to the release.

The man has been identified by the Sheriff’s Office as Armando Loa Ramos, 44, of King City. His next of kin have been notified, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The investigation into the incident is ongoing. Additional information was not immediately available.

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Gabby Ferreira is a breaking news and general assignment reporter at The Tribune in San Luis Obispo. A native of Houston, Texas, she was a reporter in Tucson, Arizona; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Palm Springs, California, before moving to San Luis Obispo County in 2016.
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