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Body of missing kayaker recovered at Lake Tahoe

Dan Pham (Courtesy: Bruce's Legacy) 

Crews have recovered the body of a California man who had been missing since he went kayaking at Lake Tahoe on June 8, according to the El Dorado Sheriff's Office.

Authorities say a non-profit search and recovery group called Bruce's Legacy located Dan Pham in 245 feet of water off of Rubicon Point. Pham's body was recovered after being brought to the surface by the remote operating vehicle operated by Bruce's Legacy.

The El Dorado Sheriff's Office Coroner Division and South Lake Tahoe Detectives are handling the investigation.

According to officials, Pham told a friend on the morning of Thursday, June 8 that he was going kayaking and camping in the Lester Beach area of D.L. Bliss State Park near Emerald Bay on the southwest side of the lake. More than nine hours later, Pham had not been heard from.

An extensive search effort had been conducted by nearly 10 different agencies before the Wisconsin-based Bruce's Legacy, which uses state of the art sonar technology and a remote operating vehicle, located Pham on Saturday.


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