California man, 28, drowns in Lake Tahoe after struck by boat propeller

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Pine and fir trees by Lake Tahoe in stormy spring day with snow on the distant Sierra Nevada Mountains

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A Northern California man drowned in Lake Tahoe after his leg apparently was struck by a rental boat propeller about a mile of the lake’s south shore.

South Lake Tahoe Police identified the victim of Monday’s accident as 28-year-old David Castorena of Napa, California.

He was not wearing a life vest when he apparently was trying to get into an inflatable tube tied to the boat and was struck by the propeller.

Rescue teams responded to a call just before 4 p.m. Monday that two people were in danger in the water a mile from the Lakeshore Marina. Emergency crews tried unsuccessfully to revive him.

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