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Cordova High vigil set for deputy who drowned in Lake Tahoe

A candlelight vigil for Carlos Diamond Francies, a Contra Costa County sheriff’s deputy who died while attempting to rescue a friend, will be held at 8 p.m. Tuesday at his alma mater, Cordova High School.

Francies, 30, died Thursday at Lake Tahoe trying to save a friend he thought was drowning.

People planning to attend the vigil on campus at 2239 Chase Drive in Rancho Cordova are asked to bring a candle and a flashlight.

Francies played football at Cordova High School and returned to the campus to help coach. He also played football for a year at California State University, Sacramento, and for two years at Humboldt State University. After college, he played with the Stockton Lightning of the arenafootball2 league.

Francies had been a deputy with the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department for four years.

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