Oakland Teens Bodies Found at Woodward Reservoir: Sheriff

The bodies of two Oakland teens who fell into a Stanislaus County reservoir on Saturday have been recovered, a Stanislaus County sheriff's spokesman said.

One of the boys' bodies surfaced Tuesday morning, and the second boy was found in the afternoon, sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Anthony Bejaran announced via Twitter.

The names of the 15-year-old Oakland residents have not been released.

The two teens went missing when they and others in their family jumped from a boat into Woodward Reservoir north of Oakdale just before noon Saturday, according to the sheriff's department.

The boat's passengers weren't wearing life vests. While the others safely got back into the boat, they lost sight of the two 15-year-olds.

Rescue crews searched for the pair, using dive teams, air patrols, boats, Jet Skis and sonar to thoroughly search the 2,900-acre reservoir. They found no sign of them until Tuesday, when one of the boys' bodies surfaced.

The boys attended Oakland schools. The Oakland Unified School District is offering crisis counseling for affected students, staff and families.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and families of the missing boys," school district officials said in a statement.

Anyone with information about the incident has been asked to call the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department at 209-521-4636.

Woodward Reservoir is east of Stockton and just north of Oakdale.

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