Two Bay Area Residents Drown in Sierras

Mountain waters claim two lives.

By Chris Roberts
|  Thursday, Aug 2, 2012  |  Updated 3:30 PM PDT
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Two Bay Area Residents Drown in Sierras

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The wild waters of Tuolumne County claimed the lives of two Bay Area residents this week, according to reports.

Mariati Tani, 41, of Sausalito, died while white-water rafting on the Tuolumne River near Claver Falls, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. A rough patch of water dumped her raft into the river, and she was underwater for nearly 10 minutes before guides could pluck her lifeless body out.

Earlier that same day, the newspaper reported, Ronald Temporosa, 28, of San Leandro, "was found floating facedown" in Pine Mountain Lake near Groveland, on the way to Yosemite National Park.

He had gone out for a swim at 8 a.m. and was found dead at 9:30 a.m., authorities said.

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