WCSO: Death investigation at Sand Harbor

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Updated: 8/22/2014 4:22 pm
SAND HARBOR, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) – On Friday morning, near the Sand Harbor Boat Ramp, paddle boarders out to enjoy the beauty of Lake Tahoe, instead, made a grim discovery. They found a deceased man under water.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s office is actively investigating the incident, which is the third death or drowning type of incident at the popular beach in a month.
A witness tells News 4 he found the unidentified male under water, but did not wish to recount his experience further. Washoe County Deputies and North Lake Tahoe firefighters arrived on scene shortly after 10:50 a.m.

"Upon arrival there was a deceased male that was taken from the lake,” according to Lieutenant Jeffery Clark, WCSO.

The man had swim trunks on. The medical examiner covered his body from public view and transported the body away from the scene.

Clark says the death investigation is just starting and there are still too many unknowns. Detectives have not ruled this death a drowning.

"We're not at this point. We just don't know. It would be unfair to say it was a drowning," he says.

Investigators have not determined a time of death, cause of death, or a positive identification of the man.

The medical examiner hopes to conduct an exam tomorrow.

As part of the investigation, the sheriff’s office is collecting witness accounts. Anyone with information on this man, or his whereabouts before his death is asked to call the Washoe County Sheriff's Detective Unit.

Sand Harbor Death
Sand Harbor Death
INCLINE VILLAGE (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- WCSO says there is an active death investigation after a body was found in water at 10:49 a.m. near the boat ramp at Sand Harbor.

According to Washoe County Sheriff Lieutenant Jeffery Clark, paddle boarders found man in the water this morning 10:50 a.m. Upon arrival, North Lake Fire confirmed a man was already deceased.

Officials are saying he was an adult male wearing swim trunks. WCSO says they do not know how long he has been deceased, and it is too early to make any rulings on cause of death or foul play.

Detectives have not ruled this as a drowning and are in early stages of investigation. Those with anything regarding this incident are being asked to call Washoe County Sheriff's Office.

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