Big Bear Lake, CA, September 3, 2014 – The Labor Day Weekend boosted the local economy by bringing plenty of tourists into town, but the holiday was not without its accidents.
On Saturday evening, the Big Bear Sheriff’s Station responded to a report of a body in the lake off Waterview Drive, between Boulder Bay and Metcalf Bay. Deputies found a 51-year-old deceased male in the water near a dock. The Coroner’s Office recovered the body but will withhold the victim’s identity until the next of kin has been notified. The circumstances of the death are still under investigation.
On Monday afternoon, a mountain bike accident at Snow Summit was serious enough to require an airlift for urgent medical treatment; no word on the extent of the cyclist’s injuries. The last holiday weekend saw one serious incident on the mountain: On the morning of July 4th, a 54-year-old Valencia resident fell off his mountain bike while riding a trail. He was not breathing when found and was airlifted to the Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries the next morning.
The Big Bear Municipal Water District reported no watercraft collisions over the three-day period between August 30 and September 1.