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Man drowns after jumping into lake to retrieve his hat

By Mason White 4:37 PM September 27, 2016
Man wearing hat (illustration) 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) Police launched an investigation after a man was found 50 feet below the surface of a lake, according to police in California.

29-year-old Steven Cornejo San Bernardino, allegedly lost his hat and jumped into the lake to retrieve it.

His friends told police that the wind blew the hat off from his head and it fell into Lake Havasu. Cornejo jumped in to fish his hat out of the water, but he never resurfaced.

The victim was enjoying a boat ride with his friends around 4:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Divers were called in to find Cornejo, and after several hours, his body was found 50 feet under the surface of the lake by using sonar.