36-Year-Old Fort Bragg, Calif., Woman Dies In Apparent Drowning At Topaz Lake

Posted By on June 17, 2015

by Sgt. Pat Brooks, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

TOPAZ LAKE — The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported drowning at Topaz Lake along the north shore of the lake Wednesday afternoon.

At 1:48 p.m., a witness reported a person lying face down in approximately 4 feet of water along the North Shore of Topaz Lake. East Fork Fire Paramedics arrived on scene and began advanced life saving efforts to an unidentified female. The female was transported to the Carson Valley Medical Center where she was pronounced deceased at 3:04 p.m..

The female has been identified as 36-year-old Janneke Strong from Fort Bragg, Ca. The cause of death has not been determined and is pending results from an autopsy. This investigation is ongoing.