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The body of a missing boater was recovered from North Lake Tahoe on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.
The Placer County Sheriff’s Office identified him as 27-year-old Sayen Sengupta, 27, of Boston.
Deputies and the U.S. Coast Guard went to the area of Dollar Point Pier on Saturday night after authorities got a 911 call about a person in distress.
People aboard a boat with 13 passengers told deputies they had been towing three people on an inner tube when two riders fell in the water and became distressed, according to the Placer County Sheriff’s Office.
Sengupta, the boat’s operator, dove into the water to help the riders. He was last seen swimming toward the stranded pair when he went underwater and did not resurface.
The two people who fell out of the inner tube are OK, the sheriff’s office said.
Sengupta’s body was found around 3:45 p.m. Sunday, the sheriff’s office said.
The water depth where crews were searching is an estimated 600 to 800 feet.
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