Accounts set up for families of June Lake tragedy

News release

The June Lake and Mammoth area businesses and residents have wrapped their arms around the families of the boating accident victims at June Lake.


Since the bodies of three missing Tehachapi residents were recovered from June Lake on Tuesday, October 18, there is a rally to support the victims’ families.

The three people who died were identified as Doug Langston, 46, his son Jacob Langston, 14, and son-in-law Caleb Johnson, 21. Several efforts to assist the families financially have been set up, including a memorial fund at Bank of the Sierra and two Go Fund Me campaigns located at the following websites:


Donations can also be made to the Jacob Langston Memorial Fund at Bank of the Sierra in Tehachapi.

Please call 661.822.6801 for more information.



On Friday, October 21, the Tehachapi High School football teams will wear a #72 decal on their helmets to honor Jacob Langston, a former member of the JV squad.


2 Responses to Accounts set up for families of June Lake tragedy

  1. wilderbeast October 23, 2016 at 7:56 pm #

    My heart is heavy reading this. Such a preventable story….one you hear about near any body of water Failing to understand and read boating weather and water conditions and failing to even have life preservers made a perhaps survivable situation a tragedy for so many. Spent 32 years dealing with people’s worst day in their lives and so many of them were direct results of simple bad judgement or lack of knowledge of the activity they died doing. We would try so hard to get them back but seldom did.

  2. Low Inyo October 22, 2016 at 11:16 am #

    Such a sad story….


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