On May 14th Emmanuel de Leon and his cousin Javier de Leon were horseback riding in the Soledad area. Emmanuel rode his horse into a private reservoir, possibly for training purposes and was thrown from his horse into the reservoir. Emmanuel was unable to swim out of the reservoir and Javier went into the reservoir in an attempt to help him. Unfortunately, both men drowned.
The Monterey County Sheriff’s Dive Team responded and was able to recover both bodies.