Kayakers overturned in rough water on Lake Tahoe, NV police say


This photo shows May 28, 2022 on Lake Tahoe, California, stormy waters, a day after two kayakers needed rescue.

Washo County Sheriff’s Office

Two kayakers overturned and caught on rocks in dangerous conditions on Lake Tahoe in Nevada, the sheriff’s office said.

Two men were spotted around 2pm on May 27 in northern Lake Tahoe near the village of Incline, a sergeant of the Washo County Sheriff’s Office. Jeffrey McCaskill told McClatchy News.

McCaskill said at the time of their rescue it was windy and the water conditions were extreme.

A Marine 9 rescue crew was patrolling the waters near Sand Harbor when kayakers were spotted in the lake.

There were two kayakers clinging to stones after being overthrown in rough water, the sheriff’s Facebook post said. In this area shallow water with protruding stones.

The men had signs of hypothermia, McCaskill said.

Helena Wegner is a McClatchy National Real-Time Reporter who covers Washington State and the Western Region. She graduated in journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Arizona. She is in Phoenix.

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