Oakland man drowns in Antioch Sunday

By Sergeant Santiago Castillo, Antioch Police Field Services Bureau

On Sunday, June 15, 2014 at approximately 10:14AM, the Antioch Police Department received a 911 call regarding a possible drowning victim near the Antioch Marina. Upon arrival, it was discovered that a group of men from Oakland were fishing along the waterfront for Father’s Day.

One of the members of the group entered the water in order to untangle his fishing line and slipped on a rock. During the fall, the male is believed to have struck his head on a rock and subsequently drowned before other members of the group could pull him out of the water. The victim in this case is a 52-year-old male from Oakland. According to other news reports, he has since been identified as Carlos Arriola.

This incident appears to be a tragic accident.

No further information is being released at this time.

Allen Payton contributed to this report.

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