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SalesForce contractor still missing after Lake Del Valle accident

Boating capsizes during 'team-building' activity with co-workersin late Friday

A San Francisco man is still missing after a boat he was in capsized in Lake Del Valle on Friday evening.

Raghavendra Indugula, 31, was boating for a team-building activity with co-workers in the lake when the boat he was in capsized at about 7 p.m. Friday.

Employees with the San Francisco-based cloud computing company Salesforce were being shuttled across the lake in multiple groups and the capsized boat was the final shuttle.

When everyone jumped from the boat and swam to shore, Indugula went missing, said East Bay Regional Park

District spokeswoman Carolyn Jones.

The boat was over capacity when it started to fill up with water, Jones said.

She said the area of the lake where people leaped out of the boat and Indugula went missing reaches depths of up to 50 feet, making it particularly difficult for dive crews to conduct searches.

The crews searched Saturday and Sunday for the entire day and continued Monday, Jones said.

Salesforce issued a statement about Indugula's disappearance:

"Salesforce is aware that there is an investigation into a boating accident involving Raghavendra Indugula, who is a contractor in Salesforce's IT organization. Our thoughts are with Raghu's family and friends during this time. We are receiving updates from local authorities, but have no further information to share at this time."

— Bay City News Service

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