Man drowns at Tahoe after falling off paddleboard

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Updated: 8/28/2013 12:04 pm

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a 42-year-old California man drowned at Lake Tahoe after falling off a paddleboard.

Kenneth Campo of San Mateo was 200 to 300 yards offshore at Sand Harbor State Park when he fell in the water Friday afternoon.

Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Edwin Lyngar says the paddleboard was equipped with a life jacket and foot leash, but Campo wore neither.

Lyngar tells the Nevada Appeal (http://bit.ly/190Vch6 ) that an employee from a rental company retrieved Campo from about 20 feet underwater.

Emergency responders were unsuccessful in trying to resuscitate him. Campo was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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Information from: Nevada Appeal, http://www.nevadaappeal.com

 

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Kramer - 8/29/2013 1:32 PM
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