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Barstow Man Dies at Silverwood Lake



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Martin Black, a 52 year old male resident of Barstow, died at Silverwood Lake (State Recreation Area) on 09/02/13 at 10:25 am., according to a news release from the San Bernardino County Sheriff-Coroner.

The release states, “Black was crossing the Willow Cove section of Silverwood Lake when he lost his footing on the lake bottom. Witnesses rescued Black from the water and started cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).

State Lifeguards continued resuscitation efforts during transport to the marina where an air-ambulance was waiting. Black was pronounced dead at the marina by paramedics.

This incident was also investigated by State Park Rangers.