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    CA - Lake Tahoe, scuba diver's body found, Jul'11 - Donald Windecker

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...htm?csp=34news

    RENO — Seventeen years after a scuba diver vanished into the cold depths of Lake Tahoe, the body of a Reno man recovered from the water in late July was identified by sheriff's officials Monday.

    The diver was identified by the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office as Donald Christopher Windecker, who was last seen during a diving excursion off Tahoe's west shore on July 10, 1994.

    The body, wearing diving gear, was discovered by a deep water diver in depths of 265 feet off Rubicon Point July 24. It was recovered by sheriff's officials with the use of a remote-operated submersible vehicle July 27. The body was well preserved by Tahoe's cold waters but final identification was made through dental records, sheriff's officials said......
    Donald's body was only discovered just over two weeks ago. Donald was from Nevada but was found off Rubicon Point which is California, so gave the CA prefix, but please change this if this is incorrect.

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    If you've ever wondered about the condition of a body found in water (Celina Cass recently) you may find this article informative as well as the efforts that went into the recovery. Not your every day water recovery. Although originally from the LA Times, I'm linking to Find-A-Grave, since there was mention of the man not having close relatives & his mother's maiden name was found.

    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg...&GRid=74652674

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    interesting....



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