Wednesday, 12 June 2024

Clearlake man's body pulled from lake

CLEARLAKE – A man whose body was pulled from Clear Lake early Thursday morning has been identified.


Capt. James Bauman of the Lake County Sheriff's Office identified the drowning victim as John Michael Hinman, 42, of Clearlake


Hinman's body was discovered in Clear Lake about 70 yards offshore after his roommates reported him missing, according to Sgt. Tim Hobbs of Clearlake Police.


Hobbs said Hinman lived with two roommates in the 13900 block of Lakeshore Drive who reported him missing shortly before 4 a.m. Thursday, after seeing him last just shortly after midnight.


They found a note in which Hinman stated he planned to swim to Kelseyville and which led them to believe he might try to take his own life.


Hobbs said there were no signs that Hinman died from any cause other than drowning.

 

Bauman said an autopsy is pending to determine Hinman's precise cause of death.


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