A Texas woman drowned in Lake Tahoe on Friday, despite attempts to rescue her by a man who later had to be hospitalized.
The woman, identified by authorities on Monday as Daisy Rogers, 30, of El Paso, fell off a boat carrying her, six children and the man, according to a social media post from the Tahoe Douglas Fire Prevention District. She fell into the water near Zephyr Cove, which sits close to the California-Nevada border.
Tragedy on #Tahoe #drowning Female drowns man jumps in to save her has a life vest on, he suffers severe hypothermia. The boat was a drift with six kids on board in middle of Lake by Zephyr Cove. M-24 rescues and transports male & tries to resuscitate woman. pic.twitter.com/V2iR8qZaJ1
— Tahoe Douglas Fire (@tahoefire) October 10, 2020
After the woman and the man went into the water, the boat with the children still aboard drifted into the middle of the lake where a fire district boat crew rescued the children, who were unhurt, the district said in a statement.
The man suffered extreme hypothermia and was transported to the hospital for treatment after rescue teams found him and the children, according to the fire department.