Sacto 9-1-1
May 21, 2012
Body of missing Sacramento firefighter found in Lake

By Darrell Smith

The body of Sacramento firefigher William Porter was recovered this afternoon from Camp Far West Lake near Wheatland in south Yuba County, Yuba County Sheriff's officials said.

Porter's body was recovered by sheriff's searchers about 4:15 p.m. in about 100 feet of water near the center of the lake, said Yuba County Sheriff's Deputy Matt Crippen.

Porter, 58, was assigned as a fire engine driver at Station 6 in Oak Park, one of the city's busiest firehouses. He joined the department in 2002, and also played a role with an urban search and rescue team as a logistics manager and transportation specialist.

He was reported missing when he didn't return from a fishing trip at the reservoir on May 9.

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