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Two dead in Topaz Lake boating incident

Crews work to recover bodies from Topaz Lake.
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Authorities have recovered two bodies from Topaz Lake where a small boat capsized Saturday afternoon.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body of Bert Pederson, 45,  of Sparks, according to information released on Sunday.

The body of Jesse Gregory, 50, of Sparks was found at 1:30 p.m. by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Marine 7 and SAR units, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office Specialized Vehicle Unit (SUV) and their HASTY Dive Team, and Wardens from the Nevada Department of Wildlife. Gregory’s body was found in 22 feet of water.

A third person, Scott Wise, also was involved. He was released from Carson Valley Medical Center after treatment.

Nevada Department of Wildlife will update the incident when information becomes available.

This is the third drowning-related incident at Topaz Lake in the last seven years.

A Fort Bragg woman died in June 2015, and a Topaz man died after his vehicle rolled into the lake in March 2012.


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