San Jose Earthquakes Player Battling For Life After Tahoe Near-Drowning

SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A San Jose Earthquakes player remained in critical condition early Wednesday after being pulled from Lake Tahoe and given life-saving resuscitation, officials said.

Matheus Silva, a 20-year-old midfielder on loan to team’s United Soccer League affiliate team Reno 1868 FC, was swimming in the lake on the July Fourth holiday when he became distressed.

He was pulled from the water and an emergency response team began to give him emergency treatment. He was transferred to a nearby hospital and then airlifted to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno.

Authorities said he was in critical, but stable condition.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Matheus and his family and friends,” the Quakes said in a news release.

Silva, who is a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, played in two games last season for the Earthquakes.

Comments

One Comment

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS San Francisco

Get The New CBS SF Bay Area Local App
Got Our Weather App?
Listen to Radio.com Anywhere, Anytime!

Watch & Listen LIVE