Driver Rescued After Plunge Into Lake Tahoe

A driver was rescued from his vehicle this morning after it ran off Nevada 28 and plunged about 100 feet into Lake Tahoe south of Sand Harbor.

The Washoe County sheriff's office says a fisherman heard the driver screaming and called 9-1-1 after he saw the convertible partially submerged in the lake.

Deputy Bill Devine says a fire crew extricated the man from the car and he was flown to a Reno hospital where he's in serious condition with unknown injuries.

The accident happened about a half mile south of the end of Sand Harbor beach and about a mile from the entrance to Sand Harbor.

Devine estimated the vehicle plunged 50 feet to 100 feet before coming to rest in the water.

He says the vehicle had California plates, but nothing more is known about the driver.


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