Monday, July 25, 2016

Major injuries at Lake Tulloch

      According to the Calaveras Sheriff, on July 24, 2016 at approximately 4:45 PM the Calaveras County Marine division responded to Lake Tulloch for a vessel accident with major injuries.

   The accident occurred when a boat was pulling a water tube with two female riders. Another boat struck the tube carrying the victims.  The driver of the boat then left the immediate area.

    He was later identified as Dean Payne (55) from Copperopolis.  Both victims were transported via air ambulance to a hospital for treatment of unknown injuries.

   Dean Payne was subsequently arrested for allegedly Boating Under the Influence and fleeing the scene of an accident. His bail is $15,000.

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