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The El Dorado County Sheriff Office identified the drowning victim as 30-year-old Daisy Rogers from El Paso, Texas.
Deputies said Rogers was in a boat traveling back to South Lake Tahoe from Emerald Bay and accidentally fell into the water while moving to the rear of the boat.
Rogers was found in the water by the U.S. Coast Guard at 9:19 p.m. and was taken to Barton Hospital where she was declared dead, according to the sheriff’s office.
Officials said there is no evidence of foul play and no criminal investigation. Rogers’ next of kin have been notified.
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LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (KTXL) — A woman drowned in Lake Tahoe Friday evening after a man jumped into the water trying to save her, leaving six children adrift in their boat.
According to the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, the family of eight were boating in the middle of the lake by Zephyr Cove around 5:30 p.m.
Fire officials said the unidentified woman jumped into the lake to swim but became distressed and asked for help.
The man jumped in with a life jacket to try to save her and their boat floated away with their six children on board, according to officials.
The boat was found around 9 p.m. after people heard the children yelling for help.
The children and father were found, all suffering varying degrees of hypothermia, officials said.
The woman drowned and her body was recovered shortly after, according to officials.
This story is developing. Check back for updates.