Divers conduct recovery mission for 12-year-old girl in San Vicente Reservoir

Posted at 10:05 PM, Aug 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-12 17:31:30-04

LAKESIDE, Calif. (KGTV) - Divers searched the San Vicente Reservoir Saturday for a missing 12-year-old girl, San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and San Diego Police said.

The girl fell off a ski-type boat and into the water Saturday afternoon while with her family, officials said.

The search started at 6 p.m. Saturday with seven divers from San Diego Fire-Rescue. The team later found the girl’s damaged life jacket in the water.

By Saturday evening, the search was designated a recovery mission instead of a rescue. Divers stopped the search as night fell.

The reservoir is 306 feet deep when full. It is a popular recreation spot for boating and fishing. No swimming is permitted unless it is related to water activities including water-skiing and wake boarding.

The San Vicente Reservoir will be closed Sunday, according to officials. The dive team will resume recovery work at dawn with the help of sonar technology.

The girl's identity was not released.