Body found of guy who died in diving accident 17 years ago

They have found the body of a dude last seen diving into Lake Tahoe in 1994. His name was Donald Christopher Windecker and I did not have him on Charley. His remains, still wearing their diving gear, turned up 235 feet beneath the surface of the lake. Tahoe is apparently very cold (I think any lake would be cold at those depths) and so Mr. Windecker’s body was well-preserved.

It goes to show, once again, that you should never give up. I’ve got plenty of people on Charley who disappeared under similar circumstances. Most of them are lost forever, but some of them may well turn up again someday.

4 thoughts on “Body found of guy who died in diving accident 17 years ago

  1. Justin August 10, 2011 / 1:14 am

    Aw, man. I just sent you that article. I should have checked to see if you had posted it here first.

  2. Princess Shantae August 10, 2011 / 9:30 am

    I never want to go scuba diving, especially not deep or in cold water.

    • Meaghan August 10, 2011 / 9:40 am

      Having nearly drowned once already, I’m not crazy about water. I can swim, but only as an alternative to sinking — I can dog paddle, and that’s about it.

  3. michele August 10, 2011 / 4:25 pm

    This guy is from my city-Reno- and Tahoe is about an hour from here, so this was front-page news. After reading about it, I hopped onto your site to see if he was listed. You know you’re a Charley addict when…

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