The Calaveras County sheriff’s dive team has recovered the body of a 17-year-old boy who saved a younger boy from drowning in Lake Camanche and then disappeared under water last weekend.
The Sheriff’s Office says witnesses reported a 12-year-old boy went into the water Sunday afternoon and began having trouble because he did not know how to swim and the lake bottom is uneven.
The 17-year-old went in and was able to grab the younger boy and hand him off to another swimmer.
Witnesses reported the 17-year-old then became tired, suffered a leg cramp and went under water.
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The dive team subsequently found him in 14 feet of water about 30 feet from shore.
The Sheriff’s Office statement Tuesday did not identify either youth.