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Body of missing paddle boarder found at Frenchman


The Plumas County Sheriff’s Office confirmed this afternoon that the body of a missing paddle boarder has been located.

According to Sheriff’s spokesman Chandler Peay, dispatch received a call at 2:18 yesterday afternoon, Sept. 4, about a paddle boarder who had vanished under the water at Frenchman Lake.

Many agencies responded, with the Forest Service to arrive first on scene. Plumas County Search and Rescue joined in the search, and personnel scoured the area where the paddle boarder was last seen until nightfall and then returned this morning. Search and Rescue recovered the body around 1:50 p.m. today.

The identity of the victim is being withheld until positive identification is made. When asked if the individual was local, Peay said that he didn’t think so, but he could have lived here at some point and been in the area for a visit.

More information will be shared as it becomes available.

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