good times local news media events catalyst santa cruz california metro silicon valley news local events san jose weekly pajaronian watsonville local newspaper, news events pajaro valley california gilroy dispatch local news events garlic festival santa cruz media events local california weekly king city rustler newspaper media local events car sales buy new car media
58.1 F
Hollister
English English Spanish Spanish
June 14, 2021

Hollister teen dies in drowning off Santa Cruz beach

A Hollister teen was declared dead Sunday evening after he slipped off rocks and fell into the water off Panther Beach in Santa Cruz, according to authorities.
Santa Cruz County deputy Ryan Kennedy confirmed the deceased man was 19-year-old Richard Beltran from Hollister.
He said Beltran had fallen 10 feet into the water from a sheer face-rock formation and was pulled under due to strong current at around 2:20 p.m.
Rescuers went to pull him out of the water but were unable to revive him.
Officials say they believe it was an accident but didn’t rule out alcohol use.
“We don’t have any reason” to believe he was intoxicated, Kennedy said.
A high surf advisory had been issued for the area prior to the incident.
Comments on a Facebook post Monday afternoon remembered Beltran as a brother and a “home run hitter” among those who grew up with him playing little league.
“Prayers for his family and friends,” wrote one poster.

Please leave a comment

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here