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Recovery effort ends for UNR football player at Lake Tahoe

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RENO, Nev. (AP) - Placer County authorities have ended their efforts to recover the body of a University of Nevada, Reno football player who is presumed to have drowned in Lake Tahoe.

The 20-year-old Marc Ma, of Honolulu, had been on a paddle board trip with several football players on June 10, when the group encountered strong winds off Lake Tahoe's west shore. Ma's board was found adrift.

Search and rescue crews have been looking for Ma's remains using side-scan sonar and remote-operated underwater cameras. But sheriff's officials said Wednesday that their efforts have been unsuccessful.

Although the search has ended, Sgt. Dave Hunt says the case remains an open investigation.

Ma was a sophomore who played defensive end for the Nevada Wolf Pack.

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