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Monday, December 31, 2012

Juan Escamillo-Rojas and Juan Escamillo-Savoy Identified as Father and Son Who Died While Fishing

Posted By on Mon, Dec 31, 2012 at 8:59 AM

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The Marin County Coroner has identified the father and son pulled from the water near the Golden Gate Bridge on Friday as 37-year-old Juan Escamillo-Rojas, and his 9-year-old son, Juan Escamillo-Savoy, both San Francisco residents.

The family had been fishing in the Marin Headlands at Bonita Cove when they were swept out into the Bay at about 4:30 p.m.

According to the Coroner's Office, a wave carried the boy into the San Francisco Bay; his father went in to try and save his son, but neither were able to swim back to shore. About a half-hour later, a fireboat pulled them from the water near the tower of the Golden Gate Bridge.

They were pronounced dead by the time they arrived to the U.S. Coast Guard station.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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