Tahoe Basin Drowning Investigated

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

An investigation continued Sunday into the apparent drowning of a Danville man at a lake near Lake Tahoe.

Robert McGredy, 50, was swimming Saturday from the shore of Upper Angora Lake to a rock outcropping a short distance away when he went under water, said El Dorado County sheriff's Sgt. Don Atkinson.

After several minutes of searching, onlookers located the man under water and pulled him to shore in a boat. Efforts to revive him failed and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The popular lake is located about five miles southwest of South Lake Tahoe.

A coroner's autopsy was scheduled to determine the cause of death.

Three people drowned earlier this month at Lake Tahoe in two separate incidents.

On Aug. 9, a San Francisco Bay area man drowned after jumping into Tahoe a quarter mile off South Lake Tahoe from a rented ski boat.

Three days earlier, a Bay area couple died after a rented boat capsized on Tahoe's east shore.

The three victims were not wearing life jackets.


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