September 2, 2014
RENO (AP) - Authorities called off a search this evening for a
boater who drowned in Pyramid Lake about 30 miles northeast of
Washoe County sheriff's Deputy Mike Matthews says the depth and
coldness of the desert lake make it difficult to recover bodies
He says the 46-year-old Sparks man was with his wife when he
fell into the lake yesterday morning about two miles offshore and
The victim's name was not immediately released.
KOLO TV reported that the accident near Anaho Island
occurred after the boat had mechanical problems and an engine surge
sent the man into the lake without a life jacket.
His wife of two months watched him go under and never resurface.
The woman was adrift in the boat for two hours before rangers
chanced upon her and rescued her.
Matthews says the drowning occurred in the deepest part of the
The search was called off at 6 this evening. Searchers also
spent much of yesterday looking for the body.
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