Body of Missing Girl Found in San Vicente Reservoir

Body of Missing Girl Found in San Vicente Reservoir

The body of a 12-year-old girl missing since Saturday was found this morning at the San Vicente Reservoir.

Search and rescue efforts started five days ago after Lia Rose Barakett, 12-years-old, from Canada, was visiting the area with her family fell off a boat and into the San Vicente Reservoir, north of Lakeside and east of state Route 67. 

Divers and rescuers have been searching the lake since Saturday

Authorities used autonomous underwater vehicles scanning the reservoir to help find Barakett. Data from the scans allowed the rescue team to pinpoint the location of Barakett at approximately 165 feet below the surface. Divers later used a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to recover the body of the missing girl Wednesday morning. 

Barakett, who was wearing a life jacket, was sitting on the bow of the vessel that was towing a tube when she fell into the water as the boat was slowing down around 6 PM on Saturday, August 11, 2018. Authorities believe the boat may have run her over after she fell into the water. 

Lia Rose Barakett's life jacket was later found in the water. 

 
 

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