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Body Of Ventura County Man Who Disappeared While Swimming In Lake Cachuma Found

Posted on Monday, July 21, 2014 5:45pm

The body of a Ventura County man who disappeared in Lake Cachuma earlier this month was found today.

Isaiah Sanchez’s body was spotted at around noon by some tourists who were in the lake on a pontoon boat.

The body was recovered, and this evening, Santa Barbara County Coroner’s Office officials confirmed that it was the 22 year old El Rio man.

Sanchez had been boating July 11th with two other people when the craft stalled.  He, and another man started to swim to shore, but ran into problems.  The other man was rescued, but Sanchez disappeared.

Crews have been searching since then with helicopters, boats, and jet skis.

Efforts to use divers were dropped because of near zero visibility.

An autopsy is pending.

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