A husband and wife couple were killed in a boating accident on Lake Tahoe near Meeks Bay in the early morning hours on Sunday 8/3/14. The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office received a report at 0140 hrs of a boat colliding with a dock pier piling at 7000 block of Emerald Bay Road in the area of Meeks Bay. A group of people had been sleeping on the dock at the time of the collision, and were awakened by the impact of the collision.
Responding units from North Tahoe Fire and the El Dorado County Sheriff Office boat deputies found both victims dead at the scene. Initial investigation indicates that the boat, a 19′ 1997 Glastron was traveling at a high rate of speed when the collision occurred. The hull of the boat was split in half from the force of the impact. The possibility that alcohol may have been a factor is being investigated and autopsies are scheduled for early this week. The decedent’s are identified as Tatiana Nikolskaya 44 years of age, and her husband Vadim Raizanov 45 years of age. The couple resided in San Ramon, CA.