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March 12, 2012
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Witness: Man didn't move as Jeep rolled into Topaz Lake

MINDEN, Nev. - There wasn't a ripple to show where a Topaz Lake man and his two dogs died after a Jeep Cherokee rolled into the icy waters and sank on Friday afternoon.

A trail of bubbles was the last thing stunned onlookers saw as the Jeep continued more than 200 feet off shore.

The man, whose name is being withheld pending official release, had spent Friday fishing about a half mile south of the Agricultural Inspection Station in Mono County. With 60-degree springlike weather, the lake was a popular spot on Friday.

As the sun started to drop behind the …

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The Record Courier Updated Mar 12, 2012 01:43PM Published Mar 12, 2012 12:56PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.