A 17-year-old boy drowned at Emerald Bay on Friday afternoon after trying to swim 25 yards from his family’s rental boat to Fannette Island.
Javon Lamar Green’s family members said he was swimming toward the island when he went under just after 3 p.m.
El Dorado County Sheriff’s boat unit responded to the scene where dive team members and a California Highway Patrol helicopter searched for the boy. It wasn’t until Saturday orning that divers located the boy in 72 feet of water. His body was recovered.
The cause of the boy’s death is still under investigation, an El Dorado County spokesman said.