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Date Released: 3/1/2004
Subject: Body Recovered
Contact: Deputy Daastol
Case No#: 200401277
Released By: Deputy Daastol

Location: Big Lagoon

ON 02-22-04 A BOATING ACCIDENT WAS REPORTED TO THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE. SINCE THAT DATE THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE HAS UTILIZED ITS BOATING SAFETY UNIT, SHERIFF’S BEACH PATROL, SHERIFF’S POSSE, SHERIFF’S SCOPE, SIDE SCAN SONAR FROM HSU, COAST GUARD HELICOPTER AND SEARCH DOGS FROM THE CALIFORNIA RESCUE DOG ASSOCIATION (CARDA) TO CHECK BIG LAGOON FOR THE MISSING BOATER.
ON 02-28-04 SIX DOGS FROM CARDA WERE PUT ON THE BEACH AND IN SHERIFF BOATS TO CHECK BIG LAGOON. THOSE DOGS ALERTED ON TWO MAJOR SPOTS IN BIG LAGOON. DUE TO THE LATE HOUR AN ADDITIONAL SEARCH WAS PLANNED FOR THE NEXT DAY.
ON 02-29-04 SHERIFF’S AND SHERIFF’S POSSE BOATS USED A DRAG NET TO CHECK THE AREA. THE BODY OF KEITH MURPHY WAS RECOVERED AT ABOUT 1111HRS.