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SLO County Sheriff's Dive Team to resume search for potential drowning victim Monday

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Posted at 4:55 PM, Oct 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-19 02:01:41-04

UPDATE (7:50 p.m.) — Deputies said the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Dive Team will resume recovery efforts for a possible drowning victim Monday morning.

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UPDATE (5:25 p.m.) -The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Dive Team is searching the water for a potential drowning victim.

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ORIGINAL STORY (4:45 p.m.) - Emergency crews are responding to reports of a possible drowning at Lopez Lake Sunday afternoon.

According to CAL FIRE SLO, a person on shore reported a possible drowning after witnessing a man struggling in the water around 3:45 p.m.

The subject was not seen wearing a life jacket, according to officials.

CAL FIRE SLO officials said search and rescue crews are now focusing their efforts on body recovery as the man has reportedly been in the water for more than an hour.

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office is also on scene with the California Highway Patrol's H-70 to help with the search efforts.

Around the same time, CAL FIRE SLO received reports of a possible drowning at Santa Margarita Lake, but crews were unable to locate someone.

Authorities believe that report was mistaken for the current search for someone at Lopez Lake.

This is a developing story, check back later for details.