A kayaker who died Saturday on Lake Sutherland was identified Monday as a 57-year-old Ramona man.
The body of Leonard Kevin Jones was recovered from the lake by San Diego Lifeguard divers Sunday morning, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.
A city worker noticed an upside down kayak at Lake Sutherland Dam just after 1:30 p.m. Saturday, said San Diego County sheriff’s Lt. Christine Robbins.
The city worker told authorities the man — who frequently fishes at the lake, part of Sutherland Reservoir — had a heart condition, said another sheriff’s official.
Robbins said deputies checked the shoreline and asked for a helicopter to help in the search. A search-and-rescue team was unable to find Jones before dark, and the search was resumed Sunday.
Jones was declared dead at 9:36 a.m. Sunday, according to the medical examiner’s office. An autopsy is pending.
Lake Sutherland, owned by the city, is about 45 miles northeast of downtown San Diego.
—City News Service