Staff Report

A 30-year-old woman was pronounced dead after being pulled from Lake Cachuma on Sunday afternoon, according to local authorities. 

At approximately 5:12 p.m., Santa Barbara County Fire responded to the Lake Cachuma after a report of a missing woman who was possibly in the water, said Capt. Daniel Bertucelli of SBC Fire. 

They dispatched a water rescue team, two engines and a helicopter as well as Sheriff’s department responded to the scene, Bertucelli said. After searching for some time, a fire captain who was diving found the woman in 20 feet of water. She was brought to the surface where emergency medical care was given, however she was declared dead at the scene. 

The drowning does not appear to be suspicious, according to sheriff’s spokeswoman Raquel Zick who tweeted about the incident. 

The woman’s identity is being withheld until her family has been notified, Zick added.