by Kurt Hildebrand

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March 14, 2012
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Fishing buddy remembers man who died in Topaz Lake

A man who died when his vehicle rolled into Topaz Lake on Friday has been identified as Frank McConnell, 74, of Topaz, according to the Mono County Sheriff's Office.

Fishing partner Michelle Vogel said she had just been talking to McConnell through the right passenger window when she turned away to check her bait.

She said McConnell had been at the site since 7 a.m., but sat in his Jeep with his two dogs Daisy and Moxy the whole time because his back hurt.

She'd known McConnell for three years going to the same fishing spot along Topaz Lake.

"Frank …

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