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Drowning victim was Smartville resident

The young man whose body was discovered Thursday in Englebright Lake was 28-year-old Jerimiah Randolph of Smartville, the Yuba County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.

An autopsy will be conducted today to determine the exact cause of his death, Yuba sheriff’s spokeswoman Melanie Oakes said.

Randolph’s body was located in 90 feet of water shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday, Oakes said. The Nevada County Sheriff’s search team used a remotely operated underwater vehicle to locate Randolph, Sheriff Keith Royal said.

The Nevada County Sheriff’s Office was notified about a possible drowning at Englebright Lake at about 8 p.m. Wednesday, Royal said.

A man had jumped off the rocks at Black Point on the western side of the lake and had not resurfaced, initial reports at the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office said.

To contact Soumitro Sen, e-mail ssen@theunion.com or call 477-4229.

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