Location: Success Lake - Porterville

Incident Date: 07-13-2019

Incident Time: 1741

Case Number: 19-8620

Posted by: Dispatch

Deputies Discover Body of LA Man at Lake Success

UPDATE 7/16/19:

This morning, an Autopsy was performed on 43 - year-old Mario Sandoval. The cause of death is fresh water drowning with no foul play suspected


On Saturday, at 5:41 p.m., TCSO Deputies were called to Lake Success for a missing man. When they arrived, they were told the man had disappeared while at the lake with family members. Deputies began searching on the ground and the TCSO Aviation Unit searched by air. 

This morning, during the ongoing search, the victim was found dead in the lake. He has been identified as 43-year-old Mario Sandoval of the Los Angeles area.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Tulare County Sheriff’s Office at (559)733-6218. Or send anonymous information by sending a text or email to TCSO@tipnow.com or call (559) 725-4194.