Boating injury on Lake Tahoe

For Immediate Release

Sergeant Tasha Thompson

On July 24, 2016 at 12:35 PM, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Marine Unit along with several other agencies responded to a boating injury on Lake Tahoe.  A boat with twin propellers had been pulling a tuber.  Upon re-entering the boat, the tuber’s legs were caught in the propellers.

The information about the location was conflicting and significantly delayed first responders.  After about 40 minutes, Deputies arrived and jumped into the water to free the tuber from the propellers.   The victim was unconscious.  Multiple agencies from around the lake responded to assist.

The tuber was transported by South Lake Tahoe Police to an awaiting Medivac and flown to a hospital in Reno.  She was reportedly in serious condition.

The accident is under investigation by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Boating Safety Unit.

EDSO case # EG16-6580