San Bernardino man drowns at Lake Mamie

Mono County Sheriff’s Department news release

On August 2, 2019, at approximately 7:03 A.M., Mono County Sheriff’s Office was
dispatched to Lake Mamie regarding a boating accident. A small boat with two men
fishing capsized. As one man stood up to toss out the anchor, the boat became unstableand capsized. The vessel was described as a small metal boat, approximately 11ft in length.

Lake Mamie/Photo by Barbara Richter

One of the occupants was able to make it to shore and survived. The victim appeared to have been having difficulty in the water and was later recovered from the lake. The
victim drowned and may have had a medical issue during the accident. An autopsy will
be performed to determine the exact cause of death.

The victim was identified as: David Sinklar Irmscher, a 67-year-old male from San Bernardino CA.

Personnel responding to the scene included: Mammoth Lakes Fire Department, Mono
County Paramedics, Mammoth Lakes Police Department, USFS, and Mono County
Sheriff/Coroner personnel.

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2 Responses to San Bernardino man drowns at Lake Mamie

  1. Brett Wylie August 7, 2019 at 6:12 am #

    Boaters ! SUP/Kaykaers/Fisherfolks ! Never enter water deeper then you can stand in without wearing a PFD (lifejacket) ! Especially true of cold water (look up cold water torso reflex / gasp reflex) . If you find it to cumbersome to wear a standard PFD, then purchase an automatic inflating life jacket PFD. What is your life worth ? To many people die unnecessarily because they were careless about wearing a simple floatation support.

    • Trout Junkie August 7, 2019 at 12:41 pm #

      Agree 100%….


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