SACRAMENTO - A search fora plane that crashed into Folsom Lake following a mid-air collisionon New Year's Day 1965has been halted.
There were four people on board the Piper Comanche, but only one bodywas recovered.
Folsom Lake, sitting at 34 percent of its historical average for this time of year,is at just over one-sixth of capacity due to drought conditions, according to the California Department of Water Resources.
However, despite several days of searchingusing advanced sonar and underwater robotics, the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office saidnothing was spotted that could be connected to the downed plane.
No divers were sent into the water by the sheriff's office due to the inaccessibility of the areas covered, said Lt. Tim Becker. He described the lake as very murky and numerous underwater obstructions, such as standing 50- to 60-foot-tall oak trees, made the situation dangerous.
Relatives of the crash victims were aware and supportive of the decision to suspend the search, Becker said.