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.READ MORE: COVID Vaccines: Marin County Set To Expand Eligibility; Seniors Say Finding Appointments Still A Challenge
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.READ MORE: Stunning Yellow Superbloom Pops Up In Half Moon Bay - 'It's Perfect'
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.MORE NEWS: COVID: Santa Clara Supervisors Approve $5/Hour Grocery Worker Hazard Pay
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