Photo: Jose Manuel Gil
The Amador County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene of a boating accident in which one person lost their life –
“On September 6, 2020 at approximately 9:19 PM Amador County Sheriff’s dispatch was notified that a vessel ran aground and crashed while on Lake Camanche. It was reported that the vessel had eight occupants to include 6 adults and 2 children who were all injured.
ACSO Deputies, American Legion Ambulance, CalFire, EBMUD, Jackson Valley Fire, and Amador Fire Protection District units all responded to the scene, and two life flight helicopters were launched.
During the investigation, ACSO Deputies determined one adult female was deceased, two victims were flown via air ambulance, and the remaining victims were transported to local hospitals via ambulance.
The operator of the vessel was identified as 33 year old Jose Manuel Gil of Livingston California. ACSO Deputies conducted an investigation and determined that Gil was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. The exact cause of the crash is still under investigation at this time.
Gil was ultimately placed under arrest and booked into the Amador County Jail for manslaughter, boating under the influence, child cruelty, providing false identification and resisting/obstructing. Gil’s bail is set at $100,000.”
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