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Body of missing San Diego boater recovered in Colorado River

September 7, 2011 |  4:58 pm

Authorities Wednesday recovered the body of a 26-year-old San Diego man who fell out of a boat on the Colorado River near Needles over the Labor Day weekend.

Terrell Antone Blake fell out of a 28-foot boat just after 7 p.m. Saturday when the vessel hit a wake on the river. He was not wearing a floatation device, according to a statement on the incident provided by the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

Shortly after Blake fell, the Sheriff’s Department searched the river by boat, helicopter and brought in a dive team.

On Wednesday morning, authorities received a report of a body near the Interstate 40 bridge over the Colorado River. A county coroner’s official identified the body as that of Blake.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine cause of death.

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-- Phil Willon in Riverside

 

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