Reports Shows Cal Poly Student Who Drowned Had Alcohol and Cocaine in His System
Toxicology results show that a Cal Poly student who drowned in the Sacramento River last month had alcohol and cocaine in his system. 20 year old Brett Olson was taking part in a Labor Day intertube float down the river when he disappeared on September 2nd. His body was recovered 7 days later a mile or two down the river. The report from the Glenn County Coroner's Office shows that Olson died of asphyxiation due to drowning and that acute alcohol intoxication and recent cocaine use were contributing factors in his death which is being classified as accidental. Olson had been a theater major at Cal Poly.