Diver Drowns During Search in Lake

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

REDDING, Calif. (AP) - Sheriff's deputies say a diver brought in to help recover the body of a man who drowned in a Northern California lake also drowned.

The Record Searchlight of Redding reports that Ken Smith was pronounced dead at a Redding area hospital on Sunday. He was hired by the Shasta County Sheriff' Office as a salvage diver and was attempting to free an underwater remote operated vehicle that became entangled in Lake Shasta.

The vehicle was brought in to help with the search for 18-year-old Robinson Sok, who drowned on Friday. Deputies say Sok jumped into the lake to help a friend who was struggling in the water, but never resurfaced.

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