Bodies recovered in June Lake drowning
The bodies of three members of a Tehachapi, Calif., family lost on Saturday were found in June Lake on Tuesday, according to the Mono County Sheriff’s Office.
Doug Langston, 46, Caleb Johnson, 21, and Jacob Langston, 14, were found near their boat which capsized and sank in choppy waters on Saturday morning.
According to the sheriff’s office, five members of the family took the boat out in strong winds on Saturday. No one was wearing life jackets. Two of the boat’s occupants were able to swim to shore.
Searchers worked to find them until 11:30 a.m. Tuesday when they were found near the middle of the lake.
Divers successfully recovered all of them, and the family was notified of their recovery.
The survivors were identified as Caleb Crouch, 22, and John Langston, 22.
Mono County thanked many who helped in the search and recovery, including the San Bernardino County Sheriff Emergency Operations Dive Rescue, Mono County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue, Lyon County Search and Rescue, Mary Cablk and Inca, June Lake Fire Department, Lee Vining Fire Department, Mammoth Lakes Fire Department, Mono County Paramedics, US Forest Service and Sierra Lifeflight.
“Also many thanks to the local businesses who supported our efforts and cared for the families: Boulder Lodge, June Lake Marina, Double Eagle Resort, Hideaway Condominiums, Fern Creek Lodge, Stellar Brew, Trouttown Joe’s, Looney Bean Coffee in Bishop, O’Hana’s 395, Big Rock Resort, June Lake Ski Area,” Sheriff’s spokeswoman Amber Weller said. “The community of June Lake and all of Mono County truly wrapped their arms around the families and the first responders and took great care of us during this tragedy. The families expressed repeatedly how loved and cared for they felt.”