Name of Wakeboarder Killed in Accident Released
On July 2, 2017 at approximately 5:50pm the Trinity County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of an unresponsive male being brought to the Ruth Rec Dock via boat. Deputies arrived on scene and located John William Vayo of Arcata [age 38] unresponsive and not breathing. Lifesaving efforts were conducted, however, they were unsuccessful and Vayo was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Witnesses stated Vayo was wake boarding at the time of the incident and was unresponsive when pulled from the water.
This incident is under investigation by the Trinity County Sheriff’s Office.
Earlier Chapter: One Deceased After Wake Boarding Accident