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Body recovered in Agate Lake drowning

After days of searching, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body of an Agate Lake swimmer who went under Monday and never resurfaced.

A body believed to be that of Jeremy Don Moore, 32, of Grants Pass, was found at about 4:30 p.m. Thursday following more than three days of searching with resources from the states of California and Nevada, according to a press release issued Friday by the sheriff’s office.

Moore is believed to have drowned shortly after 5 p.m. Monday during a family outing at the lake, according to earlier news reports and a GoFundMe crowdfunding effort organized by friends and family.

Moore had swam after his niece’s water toy about 40 yards from the western shore of the lake when he called for help and went under before others could reach him.

Two separate crowdfunding pages have together raised more than $2,500 for Moore’s family as of Thursday afternoon. One page was made by Moore’s family and another was organized by a friend who knew Moore as a third-year wildland firefighter.

Search-and-rescue personnel and sheriff’s office marine patrol deputies searched for Moore until sundown Monday evening, and continued searches through Thursday.

Lyon County sheriff’s office sent Auxiliary Deputy Mary Cablk and her human remains detection K-9, a Belgian Malinois named Inca, who has trained with Jackson County in the past.

Sheriff’s offices in Butte County, California, and Lyon County, Nevada, each assisted in the search, according to the release. Butte County contributed two deputies, a boat and an underwater drone in the search for Moore.

Lyon County, Nevada Auxiliary Deputy Mary Cablk, K-9 Inca and JCSO SAR member Eric Ronemus search for 32-year-old Jeremy Don Moore, whose body was recovered Thursday at Agate Lake. JCSO photo.