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October 16, 2018

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Drowning victim’s body pulled from depths of Lake Tahoe

STATELINE — A search and rescue team has pulled the body of a potential drowning victim from the depths of Lake Tahoe.

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office's Marine Unit 7 recovered the body Monday from a depth of 1,062 feet.

A team of more than a dozen personnel were searching for a person who was reported to have drowned more than a week ago. The victim's name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Undersheriff Paul Howell says it's the deepest a body has ever been discovered on the bottom of Lake Tahoe. The recovery was made possible with a new remotely operated underwater vehicle using sonar radar technology.

The alpine lake on the California-Nevada border is more than 1,600 feet deep at its deepest point