Two 17-year-olds died in Sierra mishaps less than 50 miles apart during the Fourth of July weekend.
Alpine County Undersheriff Tom Minder said Haydn Miguel came up missing on July 3. His body was found after two days of searching.
“Search and rescue teams from around the state responded to our request for mutual aid,” Minder said. “Approximately 40 volunteer searchers and search manager worked throughout the day on July 4.”
On Monday, the search sent Alpine County deputies and an Alpine County search and rescue K9 into the drainage of the West Fork of the Carson River on the east side of Lost Lakes.
After two hours, Miguel was found about 300 feet below the cliff edge.
A Greenbrae, Calif., resident drowned in Lake Tahoe on Monday afternoon just a few hours after Miguel was found, according to Washoe County authorities.
Douglas County Dispatch received a call around 6:20 p.m. Monday after Kawashima fell from the boat near Secret Cove, while it was moving and began to struggle.
His friends were unable to reach Kawashima, and he began to struggle after his friends were unable to reach him.
Tahoe-Douglas and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office boats responded to the report.
“They [DCSO] were able to get them ashore and began life saving measures,” said Washoe County Medical Examiner Operations Manager Justin Norton. “But unfortunately were unsuccessful and he died in route to the local hospital in Incline Village.”
All three agencies responded to Secret Cove, which is in Carson City’s portion of Lake Tahoe.
It is unknown if the occupants of the boat were intoxicated or consuming alcohol. Toxicology reports will confirm in the coming weeks, officials said.