SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Crews have recovered the body of a renowned rowing coach after he fell from a boat into Northern California’s Lake Natoma.
The Sacramento Bee reports rescue crews recovered the body of 66-year-old John Hooten Jr. Tuesday, a day after he suddenly fell overboard while navigating a single rowing shell.
Hooten coached at Vesper Boat Club in Philadelphia for several years. Eighteen Vesper rowers became Olympians under his watch.
A friend rowing nearby tried to rescue Hooten as he flailed in the water, but was too late.
Most Read Nation & World Stories
- New round of US-China tariffs raise fears of an economic Cold War
- Trump Jr. mocks sexual assault claim against Kavanaugh
- Grizzly's rare aggressive attack kills 1, puzzles officials
- Kavanaugh's accuser wants FBI probe before she testifies WATCH
- Hearing sets up dramatic showdown between Kavanaugh, accuser WATCH
He had been coaching the Johnson Ranch Barracudas youth swim club in Roseville, California since 2005.
Longtime friend John Jonik tells the newspaper Hooten had been training for a regatta.
Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com