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Body of Sparks Man Recovered from Pyramid Lake

HASTY Team - Courtesy WCSO Facebook
HASTY Team - Courtesy WCSO Facebook(KOLO)
Published: Jan. 28, 2016 at 7:44 PM PST
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Pyramid Lake Tribal Police say they recovered the body of a 68-year-old Sparks man who went missing October 27, 2015.

A police spokesman says tribal police, along with assistance of the Washoe County Sheriff's HASTY Team, recovered the body of Richard Bleakney after about 10 hours of searching January 28, 2016.

More than 40 members of the HASTY Team and Special Vehicle Unit, using a scanner, found the body on the west end of Pyramid Lake just north of Sutcliffe. According to the Washoe County Sheriff's Facebook page, the deep water dive reached a depth of 97 feet.

Bleakney had been missing after reportedly falling from a fishing boat.

Tribal Police remind all boaters to "wear a life jacket and keep an eye on the weather since it can change within minutes."