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EXCLUSIVE: Lamont Jenkins Identified as Drowning Victim at Cerritos Regional Park Lake

Photo: Drowning victim La Mont Jenkins photographed in the lake at Cerritos Regional Park on Father’s Day.  Jenkins, a resident of Compton, died minutes later after attempting to swim across the lake. Photo obtained by Hews Media Group-Community Newspaper via the website www.Gofundme.com.

Photo: Drowning victim La Mont Jenkins photographed in the lake at Cerritos Regional Park on Father’s Day.  Jenkins, a resident of Compton, died minutes later after attempting to swim across the lake. Photo obtained by Hews Media Group-Community Newspaper via the website www.Gofundme.com.

By Randy Economy and Daniel E. Beckham

The victim of a drowning at Cerritos Regional Park on Father’s Day has been identified as Lamont Jenkins of Compton, Hews Media Group-Community Newspapers has confirmed.

Jenkins died after law enforcement officials said that he voluntarily went into a manmade concrete fishing lake that has a drop off 16-feet at its deepest section.

HMG-CN has obtained a photo of Jenkins who is seen standing  next to the murky pond just moments before he drowned.  The photo, which was published online by friends and family members on a fundraising website to help pay for funeral expenses, shows Jenkins wearing a blue and white stripped tank top, and smiling.

Hews Media Group interviewed several witnesses of the incident less than a half hour after the drowning took place and after an officer from the Cerritos Sheriff’s Station jumped into the lake in attempt to save Jenkins life.

Family and friends of the victim did not speak to the several reporters who quickly converged on the park that is located at Bloomfield Avenue and 195th Street.

Alaisha B., posted on the website gofundme.com the following notification:

Lamont Jenkins seen with family members in a photo on Facebook.

Lamont Jenkins seen with family members in a photo on Facebook.

“La Mont leaves to cherish his memories his mom/dad brothers/sisters, beautiful children and a host of relatives and friends He was a family man, a loving father/uncle and giving young man. Please Join me and support the family by donating to this cause for burial expenses and for his family who witness this hurtful accidental death on Father’s Day. May Your Soul Rest in Peace and your family Hearts be comforted.”

 

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3 Responses to EXCLUSIVE: Lamont Jenkins Identified as Drowning Victim at Cerritos Regional Park Lake

  1. FLFF Reply

    June 19, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Gigantic egos and tons of beer do not mix.. This proves it..

  2. M c M a h o n Reply

    June 19, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    Kind of sad, the funeral pool only has $175.00, when the city is suppose to be such great (Republican Community). If this person was Chinese, the pool would be over $175K, plus trust for his children. We are still a community racially and socially divided. City probably has one of the higher (%) of Lexus, Mercedes, Beemer, compared to majority of 88 cities in LA County. Cerritos is no more a diversified city per census. Population data does not lie!!!!! Cerritos is <7% African American.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cerritos,_California

    BTW: Birth date? Occupation? Photo looks like he is in great shape too.

    http://www.loscerritosnews.net/2014/06/15/drowning-at-cerritos-regional-park/

    • ALAISHA BROWDER Reply

      June 20, 2014 at 3:27 pm

      FIRST OF ALL!!! I DONT APPRECIATE YOU LYING AND USING MY NAME IN YOUR FUCKING STORY. I NEVER CONFIRMED THE INDENTITY AND NEITHER DID I CONFIRM ANY TYPE OF RELATIONSHIP. YOUR QUICK DESIRE TO MAKE A QUICK PAYCHECK WAS A POOR CHOICE. I MUST ADVISE YOU THAT YOUR ARTICLE NEEDS TO BE REMOVED IMMEDIATELY BECAUSE THERE ARE MORE THAN ONE FALSE STATEMENT IN YOUR ARTICLE… YOU ASKED ME FOR AN INTERVIEW AND I NEVER TALKED TO YOU NOR CONFIRMED.. YOU HAVE DISPLAYED MY NAME IN THIS ARTICLE WHICH IS AGAINST MY WISH.. AND HIS BROUGHT MAJOR ATTENTION MY WAY THAT IS VERY TRAUMATIC TO ME AND HAS CAUSED ME A GREAT DEAL OF ANXIETYAND STRESS, YOU HAVE VIOLATED ME AND MY RIGHTS. ALSO HE DID KNOW HOW TO SWIM AND HE WAS NOT INTOXICATED. ILL GIVE YOU FACTS MY ATTORNEY WILL BE CALLING YOU.

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