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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Boater still missing after accident on Lake Tahoe

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South Lake Tahoe, CA- South Lake Tahoe police are looking for a missing boater today. SLTPD was alerted around 5:00 Tuesday afternoon about the incident. The Marine unit responded to a sailboat that saved two people from the water, but a third boater was missing.

Apparently, the three people had rented a boat from the Tahoe Keys Marina and went swimming off of their boat near Lily Beach. Currents, and wind, moved the boat away from the three and separated the people. The two rescued people were wearing lifejackets, but 25-year-old Ian Morlang was not.

The couple told investigators Morlang went under the water and wasn’t seen again.

Marine-1 initiated a search and rescue operation, with the assistance of the U.S. Coast Guard, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office (EDSO), Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO), Tahoe Douglas Fire, South Tahoe Fire Rescue, and CalStar medical helicopter.

They searched until sunset and then the Coast Guard and Navy rescue helicopter from Fallon Naval Base continued the search through the night.

The next day, the search continued with EDSO Search and Rescue K-9’s, divers, and a remote-operated underwater vehicle from DCSO. 

The search continues today.

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