Hornbrook teen's body found in reservoir

Posted November 17, 2009 at midnight

HORNBROOK - The body of a Hornbrook teenager has been recovered from the waters of the Iron Gate Reservoir near here.

The partially submerged body of Daryl Leroy Dyke Jr., 19, was found Saturday about 100 yards south of Jenny Creek Bridge and about 25 feet offshore, Siskiyou County sheriff's spokeswoman Susan Gravenkamp reported late Sunday afternoon.

She said a sheriff's deputy spotted the body as rescue teams were preparing to continue a search for the missing teen.

That search was to include sheriff's deputies, the sheriff's dive team and water safety unit, volunteers from the sheriff's posse in conjunction with four water-certified cadaver dogs with their handlers and the Klamath County Sheriff's Office dive rescue team.

Gravenkamp said no obvious signs of trauma were found on Dyke's body and an autopsy is scheduled to be performed this week.

Dyke had been missing since Oct. 28 after a California Highway Patrol helicopter spotted his submerged canoe in the reservoir.

Dyke's father had reported his son missing after he failed to return from a camping trip in the Jenny Creek area.

The elder Dyke said a friend of his son's had called him saying he was worried because he had not been able to reach the teen.

That friend found the teen's belongings and his dog at the campsite.

Dyke's father drove to the campsite and told the Siskiyou County Sheriff's Department it did not appear that his son had been there in some time. He reported that the only thing that appeared to be missing from his son's campsite was his canoe.

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