Lake Tahoe drowning victim pulled from 1,565-foot deep water
LAKE TAHOE — The body of a man who apparently drowned last month has been recovered from 1,565-foot deep water in Lake Tahoe, according to authorities.
South Lake Tahoe Police Department officials said the recovery was the deepest ever recorded in Lake Tahoe, which is the second-deepest lake in the United States and fourth-deepest in North America at a maximum depth of 1,645 feet.
Police told the Reno Gazette Journal that an empty rented boat washed ashore in Glenbrook on Aug. 10.
Investigators found that 29-year-old Ryan Normoyle had recorded himself jumping off the boat and the boat had been left in gear, moving away from him slowly.
They said Normoyle was unable to swim fast enough to catch up to the boat before drowning.
After several days of unsuccessful searches for the body, Normoyle’s family sought the help of a nonprofit organization that specializes in underwater body recoveries.
Normoyle’s body was located Saturday using GPS coordinates collected from his phone and recovered Monday.