Failed rescue leaves children adrift on Lake Tahoe
A woman drowned and a man suffered extreme hypothermia trying to rescue her from Lake Tahoe on Oct. 9.
The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said they responded to a report in South Lake Tahoe at around 7 p.m. Friday.
The victim, identified as 30-year-old Daisy Rogers from El Paso, Texas, was in a boat traveling back to South Lake Tahoe from Emerald Bay. During the trip, Rogers went to the back of the boat and accidentally fell off. Another adult on the boat attempted to save her from the water but couldn’t.
Rogers was located by the U.S. Coast Guard at 11:20 p.m. and taken to Barton Hospital while lifesaving efforts were attempted. She was later pronounced deceased. This incident is currently being investigated by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Coroner’s office. At this time, there is no evidence of foul play and there is no criminal
The man jumped into Tahoe wearing a life vest.
With both adults off the boat, the six children were left adrift at Lake Tahoe.
This is the third drowning on the eastern part of the Lake in the last two months.