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Hudson Sangree / hsangree@sacbee.com

Four men are believed to have been lost in a high-speed boating accident last weekend on Folsom Lake. The group’s Skater 32 speedboat was believed to have been traveling more than 100 mph before it crashed.

Update: Three bodies involved in Folsom Lake boat accident identified

Published: Saturday, May. 17, 2014 - 10:40 pm
Last Modified: Saturday, May. 17, 2014 - 10:52 pm

The bodies of three of the four men believed to have been lost in a high-speed boating accident last weekend on Folsom Lake have been recovered and identified.

Late Saturday, El Dorado County officials confirmed that the bodies of the two adults recovered Saturday afternoon are Toby Strauch, 54, and Gerald Jacobs, 53. Strauch and Jacobs’ bodies were found shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday on the south fork side of the lake.

On Friday, California Department of Parks and Recreation personnel discovered the first of the bodies, identified Saturday as James Andrew Strauch, 47. Jon Smith, 48, was also believed to have been aboard the boat when it crashed May 10. All four men are from the Sacramento area.

The group’s Skater 32 speedboat was believed to have been traveling more than 100 mph before it crashed.


Call The Bee’s Richard Chang at (916) 321-1018. Follow him on Twitter @RichardYChang.



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