woman drowned Lindo Lake


Good Samaritan asks why law enforcement took so long to rescue the woman

This article has been updated Aug. 3 and Aug. 4 with information from a bystander's video, comments from Good Samaritan Scot Wolfe, Lt. Amber Baggs, Sheriff candidate John Hemmerling, and former Sheriff commander Dave Myers.

View video by Angel New of the rescue (warning, strong language and partial nudity)

Photo, left: Screenshot of Angel New's video shows paramedics and deputies working to revive the victim, as Scot Wolfe (right), the heroic citizen who first went into the water to save the woman, looks on.

By Miriam Raftery

Shiloh Ireland photography contributed to this report

August 3, 2022 (Lakeside) – A woman was saved from drowning at Lindo Lake yesterday after Scot Wolfe, a bystander, entered the water to save her.  Sheriff’s deputies followed and pulled the woman out of the water and began lifesaving measures until paramedics arrived.

But some Lakeside residents are criticizing deputies and a park ranger for not taking action until a citizen went in first.  A video by Angel New on Facebook shows that at least a minute and forty seconds elapsed before the first deputy went into the water. Several deputies, appearing in no rush, can be seen standing beside the lake, one stating that they must take their equipment off before they can enter the water.

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