Former Contra Costa Times Reporter Michael Taugher Dies at 50
Posted: 7/30/2013  |  By: David DeBolt | San Jose Mercury News

A former Contra Costa Times newspaper reporter who became a spokesman for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife died while snorkeling on vacation in Hawaii, according to the state agency and police.

Michael Taugher, 50, of Benicia was found unresponsive in the water off Black Rock in Kaanapali Saturday morning.