CALAVERAS COUNTY -- A grisly discovery was made in Calaveras County water Saturday. A group of friends stumbled upon a body while hiking in a remote area of the Stanislaus National Forest.
The friends were on a mission to find a hidden waterhole buried deep among the trees, but what brothers Conrad and Isaak Curry and their friend found underwater is something they'll never forget.
"As soon as I did see a silhouette of someone, I immediately jumped down to the water level and looked and confirmed," said Conrad Curry.
A body submerged right next to where they were swimming just moments before.
"Getting out of the water and realizing there was someone there was kind of shocking. I didn't really know what to do at first," said Isaak Curry.
It didn't take long for the Antelope men to figure it out. Isaak and Conrad's Eagle Scout training kicked in. They said they directed another nearby group to call 911 while they stayed by the scene.
Information on what happened to the victim is limited, but the brothers say it's a good lesson in hiking safety, especially in remote areas.
"Never go places like that alone. It's very important you go with others," said Isaak.
The Calaveras County Sheriff's Office didn't respond to FOX40s request for information on the victim.