A Los Angeles man who drowned after jumping into Lake Elsinore to search for something he’d dropped in the water was identified Wednesday.
Cadmiel Ahsad McAdoo died Saturday in the northeast pocket of the lake, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
Sgt. Lionel Murphy said a sheriff’s dive team located the victim’s remains on the lake bottom during an extensive search Tuesday.
According to Murphy, McAdoo was aboard a watercraft at about 6:20 p.m. Saturday when an unspecified item fell into the water, prompting the victim to dismount the craft and go after the possession.
“After entering the water, he appeared to be in distress,” the sergeant said. “He was submerged underwater and did not resurface.”
Deputies and others mounted a search of the lake soon afterward, but there was no sign of the victim, Murphy said.