Woman dies of carbon monoxide poisoning at Lake Nacimiento
May 31, 2013
Doctors declared 23-year-old Sandy Valencia legally dead Monday, but left her on life support until Thursday to complete an organ donation procedure.
Valencia and a man with whom she was boating had been sitting at the back of a boat Sunday near the engine exhaust. San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s deputies and Monterey County Park Rangers received notice around 4 p.m. that the two boaters may had been suffering from carbon monoxide poising.
When the rangers and deputies arrived, Valencia had stopped breathing, and they initiated CPR.
Responders then transported Valencia, as well as the man, to a local hospital. Doctors declared Valencia legally dead the next day.
The Sheriff’s Office is yet to provide the name and condition of the man.