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Investigation underway in apparent Tahoe drowning

Staff report

MEEKS BAY, Calif. — A 21-year-old man may have drowned this weekend in Lake Tahoe off the southwest shore, officials said.

Authorities were notified 11:35 a.m. Saturday "of an apparent drowning" in the water east of Meeks Bay.

"The reporting party had found an unresponsive man in the water with an unoccupied personal watercraft drifting nearby," according to El Dorado County Sheriff's Office Lt. Jim Byers.

Douglas County Sheriff's spokeswoman Sgt. Bernadette Smith said a Placer County boat responded and that CPR was in progress as the victim was transported to Cave Rock.

She said that the man's cause of death was unknown and that his next of kin had yet to be notified.

"At this time there is an active accident investigation to determine if the operation of the personal watercraft was the cause of the man's death," officials said Monday.

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As of Tuesday, the man's name had yet to be released, pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with any information about the incident is asked to call EDSO at 530-621-6600.