Man Drowns in Tahoe While Kayaking Without Life Jacket

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A 41 – year -old man drowned in South Lake Tahoe this 4th of July. According to Battalion Chief Jim Drennan of the South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue, firefighters were called around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July Fourth and responded to reports of a man and wife who’s double kayak had capsized. The lake wind had come up that afternoon and produced waves.  The man was not wearing a life jacket and drowned. Firefighters performed CPR and the man was taken to Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe where he was pronounced dead.

There was another near drowning incident in Lake Tahoe this Fourth of July Holiday weekend:

20-Year-Old Pro US Soccer Player in Critical Condition After Near Drowning in Lake Tahoe, CA

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