Dive teams resume search for girl who fell from boat at San Vicente Reservoir near Lakeside

Posted at 6:12 AM, Aug 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 12:30:41-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Dive teams resumed their search Monday morning for a 12-year-old girl who fell from a boat on the San Vicente Reservoir in the Lakeside area over the weekend.

San Diego police said the girl, who was vacationing with her family from Canada, when she fell off a 25-foot ski boat on Saturday evening. Six people, including the girl, were on the boat at the time of the incident.

Family members told police the boat was slowing down when the girl suddenly fell.

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Sgt. Bryan Brecht, with SDPD’s Beach Team and Harbor Unit, said, “The child was at the front of the boat. They were pulling an inflatable behind with the adults. As they come down on speed, the bow of the boat kind of slows and dips, and the child fell overboard.”

The girl was wearing a life jacket when she fell into the water, but it somehow came off and was discovered by searchers several feet from the boat.

Crews consisting of divers, lifeguards and members of local agencies searched through the weekend, but the girl has not been located.

To help dive teams, 10News learned searchers will use sonar technology to map the area where they believe the girl fell in.

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Police are asking anyone who was at the lake, who may have witnessed the accident, to contact them at 619-531-2000.