The City of Alameda has posted documents and audio related to the controversial suicide by drowning of 52-year-old Raymond Zack as police and fire personnel watched from shore. Click here for the full archive.

The Oakland Tribune has a good chronological account of the incident, and the Contra Costa Times has put up the 911 tapes in a SoundCloud file:

Listen to Alameda Drowning 911 Tapes; Read Chronological Account of Incident 25 April,2014Jon Brooks


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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