Bay Area Man Swimming with Brothers Drowns in Woodward Reservoir

STANISLAUS COUNTY -- A Bay Area man swimming at Woodward Reservoir drowned Monday.

The Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department says 26-year-old Sunnyvale resident Victor Sagastume-Menjivar was swimming across a cove with his two brothers before he disappeared around 11:45 a.m.

Deputies got into a boat minutes after Sagastume-Menjivar's disappearance but his body was not found until hours later around 5 p.m.

The sheriff's department reports Sagastume-Menjivar was not wearing a life jacket when he went into the water. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in his drowning.

This is the first reported drowning at the reservoir since 2016, according to the sheriff's department.

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