Bay Area Teen Drowns at Sierra Lake

A San Francisco Bay area teen has drowned in while swimming in a popular Sierra lake.    

Fresno County authorities say 16-year-old Robert Maldonado of Newark drowned Saturday afternoon during an outing with friends at Shaver Lake.

Sheriff's Sgt. Shawn Erwin says about 15 minutes after the teen disappeared in the lake, several bystanders pulled him out of the water and attempted to revive him.

Maldonado was pronounced dead while being transported to a hospital.

Shaver Lake is a popular summertime destination about 50 miles northeast of Fresno.

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