STATELINE, Nev. (AP) — Authorities are investigating a drowning at Lake Tahoe.

A South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue Team responded to a report of two men who became separated from their boat about 1.5 miles (2.41kilometers) offshore at about 3:40 p.m. Monday.

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First responders found one victim with minor injuries almost immediately but were unable to local the second man for about 45 minutes. They attempted life-saving measures on him for about an hour before he was pronounced dead.

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The victim has not been identified. No other details have been released.

South Lake Tahoe Fire and Rescue Chief Clive Savacool says the tragic accident should serve as a reminder to all boaters to always wear a life jacket.

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