South Lake Tahoe Man Drowns Near Timber Cove

A South Lake Tahoe man has drowned off Timber Cove pier. The El Dorado County coroner's office says 20-year-old Oscar Moreno went under while swimming to a boat in the lake Tuesday evening.

South Lake Tahoe fire engineer Rob Hembree dove into the water and retrieved Moreno in eight feet of water.

Paramedics took Moreno to Barton Memorial Hospital, where he was
pronounced dead.

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