August 23, 2014
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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