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21-year-old Indian Man Dies in Drowning Accident in California Lake

21-year-old Indian Man Dies in Drowning Accident in California Lake

  • Harshdeep Singh, who was on a student visa here, was newly married and was visiting Millerton Lake in Fresno with his wife.

A 21-year-old Indian man has died after drowning in a lake in California last week. Harshdeep Singh who had been to Millerton Lake in Fresno, along with his wife, was swept away by the waters, according to a fundraiser page created for him. He was airlifted to Community Regional Medical Center, the Fresno Bee reported. Emergency personnel performed CPR and Singh regained a pulse, but he died two days later on July 16, the Bee added. 

Although news reports say Singh “jumped into the water without knowing how to swim and without a life jacket,” his father-in-law Rocky Raquel Barredo says on the Go Fund Me page that his son-in-law was “a very good swimmer.”

The young man, who was on a student visa, was married to Barredo’s daughter “a little less than two months ago.” He described Singh as “a loving son-in-law and an amazing husband.” Noting that his daughter works long hours and doesn’t get many days off, the couple decided to visit the lake on the first day off.

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Barredo says the money raised will be used to pay medical bills as they don’t have medical insurance. “I was told $30,000 for the air life transportation being flagged in the helicopter to the hospital,” he wrote on the GoFundMe page. 

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