Former HSU Football Player Drowns

Contra Costa County Deputy Sheriff Carlos Francies, a former Humboldt State University football player, died in an accidental drowning at South Lake Tahoe, August 13. He saw his sister and her male friend fall in the water and begin to struggle.

While Francies was able to save them, he failed to reach the shore, sinking in 15 feet of water. He was pronounced dead after being taken to Barton Memorial Hospital.

“He is a hero and an example of exactly what is right in law enforcement today,” his boss, Contra Costa County Sheriff David O. Livingston said.

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