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One Person Dead, Five Others Rescued After Ice Skating Reservoir Accident

One person has died and five others have been rescued after all six fell through the ice while skating at a reservoir in Northern California.

The victim was reportedly one of eight people skating on a lake at the Stampede Meadows reservoir near Truckee when the ice broke. Reportedly six people fell into the water, and the other two started pulling people out, according to a news release from the sheriff's office. The Truckee Fire Protection District said five people were able to get out, but the victim drowned and was recovered from the Stampede Reservoir by Placer County Dive Team members.

The Sierra County Sheriff’s Office is in charge of the operation and had no one immediately available to comment. The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office dive team and HASTY team, Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Prevention, and California Highway Patrol and agencies from Nevada County were all involved in the accident to rescue the skaters.

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