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Body found in Lake Tahoe

Postby Alpinist » Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:54 pm

The body of a scuba diver recovered from Lake Tahoe has been identified as a man who disappeared 17 years ago. Full story.

Doesn't Lake Tahoe supply drinking water to the locals? Yuk!
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Re: Body found in Lake Tahoe

Postby fedak » Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:32 pm

Doesn't Lake Tahoe supply drinking water to the locals? Yuk!


Pretty sure that not the first or last large mammal to end up at the bottom of Tahoe.
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Re: Body found in Lake Tahoe

Postby mrchad9 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:04 pm

I did a dive in that exact spot a few years ago. Not a place for novices (not that I have anything to indicate this guy was a novice, unless he didn't drop his weights).

It's a great view, a looming wall in front of you and below you there is nothing but abyss. If you loose your buoyancy there you are in a lot of trouble. I'm surprised he only went to 265 feet, and that he was found. Not really any reason to go below 100 feet there, I wonder how deep the guy was that found him?
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Re: Body found in Lake Tahoe

Postby mrchad9 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:21 pm

Fletch wrote:
mrchad9 wrote: I wonder how deep the guy was that found him?

Didn't they find him with a submarine or something?

eh?

This is all the article says...

Windecker's body was discovered in 265 feet of water by a recreational diver in late July off Rubicon Point along Lake Tahoe's west shore.
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Re: Body found in Lake Tahoe

Postby Tonka » Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:53 pm

I didn't think you could dive to 265 feet. At least not recreationaly??
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Re: Body found in Lake Tahoe

Postby JHH60 » Tue Aug 09, 2011 10:29 pm

I've been to 250' at Rubicon Point; there is a series of ledges on the wall down there that a sinking diver could easily land on. Note that 265' is not that deep if you have technical training and proper gasses to breathe. I know some guys who are part of a group that explored the SS Tahoe wreck which lies in the lake between 375' and 475'. While that's a seriously deep dive, especially at high altitude and in cold water, the fact that it's in a lake makes the dive logistics and support significantly easier than it would be in the open ocean.
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