WHEATLAND (CBS13) – The body of a Lincoln teenager was found at Camp Far West Lake on Wednesday morning after he disapperaed over the Memorial Day weekend, according to the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department.

Spencer Loper, 18, went to the lake Saturday afternoon to camp with friends. He was last seen at his campsite, in the overflow section on the north side of the lake, at about 2 a.m. Sunday morning. When his friends awoke at about 6 a.m., Sunday, Loper was gone.

Sheriff’s deputies, with the help of a CHP helicopter, found Loper’s body at about 10:13 a.m. on Wednesday. An autopsy will be conducted to confirm how Loper died.

The Yuba County Sheriff’s Department conducted a search of the water and surrounding campsites Tuesday and resumed its search efforts Wednesday.

Earlier this month, a Sacramento firefighter was reported missing on the lake after never returning home from a fishing trip. William Porter was pulled out of deep water several days later and the coroner confirmed he died of drowning.


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