Dylan Pietrs, a 21-year-old University of Oregon student, was found dead in his one-man tent set up in a national park campground on the shores of Shasta Lake on Saturday, May 19.
Pietrs, a 21-year-old business major at the University of Oregon, was found unresponsive Saturday, May 19, in his tent at the Gooseneck Campground at Shasta Lake near Redding. While the lake is known as a party destination for college kids, authorities said it is unknown at this time whether the student’s death was related to alcohol consumption.
The Shasta County Sheriff’s Office said that Pietrs was seen drinking through the day on Friday, May 18, Friday before heading to his tent alone. At this time, authorities do not suspect foul play.
via Redding Record-Searchlight:
After receiving reports around 9 a.m. of a young male not breathing, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and the Shasta County Sheriff’s Office Boating Safety Unit headed to the scene. Deputies said attempts were made to resuscitate the man, and Cal Fire personnel pronounced the man dead. The Gooseneck Campground is on the upper Sacramento arm of the lake.
An investigator with Shasta County Coroner Investigator and additional boating safety personnel found that the man had consumed alcohol Friday before he headed to his tent in the early evening. Other campers, who were also identified as University of Oregon students, found the man in a sleeping bag inside a small tent on shore Saturday morning.
There are no signs of foul play and the man’s death has not been deemed suspicious, deputies said. They added that it’s unknown if alcohol consumption contributed to his death.
Pietrs’ cause of death will be determined upon post-mortem examination.