BASS LAKE — The Madera County Sheriff’s Office is reporting a fatality occurred at Bass Lake on Saturday, July 2, 2022.
Shortly after 5pm on Saturday, the Madera County Sheriff’s Communications Center received an emergency call at Bass Lake.
When deputies arrived on scene they found several good Samaritans performing CPR on an adult female who was not breathing.
Boat patrol deputies took over CPR upon arrival and partnered with Cal Fire to continue administering aid.
Unfortunately, the patient was declared deceased on scene.
According to witness statements, the woman was swimming in the lake with a life jacket and did not go under the water.
The Madera County Sheriff’s Office Coroner Division will investigate the case to determine the cause of death.
The Madera County Sheriff’s Office and Sierra News Online extend our deepest condolences to the family of the victim during this tragic time.