CONCORD / Transient apparently fell in creek, drowned

By PETE BENNETT - Contra Costa Watch EMAIL
Phone: 510-460-5641
Posted: 07/12/2013

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CONCORD / Transient apparently fell in creek, drowned

Published 4:00 am, Saturday, November 24, 2001
Concord police believe a 47-year-old transient pulled dead from a creek in Newhall Park drowned after falling in.
A neighborhood resident pulled the man from the water at about 5 p.m. yesterday. Police and paramedics arrived minutes later and rushed the man to John Muir Medical Center, where a doctor pronounced him dead.
The resident told police he had seen the man in the creek earlier in the day and told him to get out of the water, police said. The resident told investigators the transient was alert but may have been drunk, said police Lt. Keith Whitaker.
The resident said he returned about 5 p.m. to check on the transient and found him lying in the water, Whitaker said.
Police withheld the man's identity but said he was a transient often seen in the area.
Updated Personally by: Pete Bennett 
Concord CA: I know this park very well which hosted our soccer league for nearly my entire 15 years of playing on the team.  I am too old but when I discovered this incident I went Valley Talk - like wow man, really, unreal and so not possible.  

The Big Deep Creek 

Newhall Park and Creek is a 2' Deep Slough


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