Man who died at Angora Lake had heart attack |

Man who died at Angora Lake had heart attack

A man suspected of drowning at Upper Angora Lake actually died of a heart attack from coronary artery disease, an autopsy revealed.

Robert Eric McGredy, 50, of Danville, died Saturday while swimming in the small lake known for its cliff jumping.

McGredy’s wife, Sally, performed CPR on him and noticed water wasn’t in his lungs. Sally McGredy told the coroner who helped perform the autopsy that her husband was a seemingly healthy man who exercised and ate well.

“He just had quite a bit of builup of cholesterol,” said El Dorado County Coroner/Detective Pete Van Arnum.

Van Arnum was told Robert McGredy hadn’t been to a doctor in years.

If he had drowned, McGredy would have been the fourth drowning victim at the Lake Tahoe Basin in less than a two week span and the seventh this year.

The U.S. Coast Guard stated drownings average two a year on Lake Tahoe and fewer on the surrounding lakes.

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