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Monday, March 4, 2013

Tehama County: No Joy as Father and Son Rescue Turns To Recovery

 Authorities found the bodies of a 27-year-old man and his 5-year-old son this morning in a pond in Tehama County.
Sheriff's dive teams search this morning for the bodies of a man and son who drowned in Murphy's Pond in Tehama County

 Efforts to find the pair were unsuccessful on Saturday, and a search and rescue dive team, aided by a water rescue-cadaver dog, returned to the pond this morning to resume the search efforts

The bodies were found around 10:10 a.m. They have not yet been identified.

Lt. Dave Greer said deputies were called around 3:15 p.m. Sunday to Murphy's Pond after receiving reports of a possible drowning.

Upon their arrival, he said, they learned that the father dove off a boat to rescue his son, who had fallen overboard.

A relative onshore saw the two enter the water and swam to the boat to help, Greer said.

A second child in the boat was rescued, But the father and son, neither of whom were wearing life vests, could not be found.

Photo Credit: JIM SCHULTZ
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