A 47-year-old male from San Bernardino, CA. drowned in a private pond in Oakhurst, CA.
OAKHURST – A 47-year-old male from San Bernardino, CA. drowned in a private pond in Oakhurst, CA. on March 14, 2022, around 2 pm.
The Madera County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding a drowning at a private residence in Oakhurst.
Deputies responded to the 50000 block of Road 423 and discovered a deceased adult male. The victim was later identified as 47-year-old Jonnie Lee Ray of San Bernardino.
Deputies conducted a preliminary investigation which indicated Mr. Ray was involved in a boating accident on a pond located on the private property. The deputies believe his death to be accidental. No foul play is suspected.
The official cause of death will be pending an autopsy.
We will continue to update the story as more information is obtained.