For Immediate Release
Sergeant Anthony Prencipe
On January 22, 2018, at about 4 PM, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a man falling into an untreated raw water conduit between Jenkinson Lake and EID’s water treatment plant in Pollock Pines.
Deputies responded to the area and were unable to locate the missing person. At that time, the Sheriff’s Office notified EID personnel who began to reduce the flows to the plant while emergency responders continued their search for the missing man.
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office has identified the missing man as Tory Robert Mayes of Pollock Pines.
After an extensive search of the EID conduit line by the Sheriff’s Office patrol and dive teams, EID, Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Department and El Dorado County Fire Department, the emergency medical personnel have determined that because of the length of exposure, water temperature, and circumstances surrounding the incident, rescue operations have transitioned into a recovery mission. Next of kin has been notified.
After careful deliberation with onsite emergency medical personnel and the Division of Drinking Water of the State Water Resources Control Board, the District has resumed water treatment plant operations while recovery efforts for Tory continue.
While EID works to return to normal treatment operations, continued conservation is requested at this time.