Man falls off paddleboard and drowns at Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe Credit:Randy Miramontez

Lake Tahoe
Credit:Randy Miramontez

INCLINE VILLAGE, NV – A San Mateo man drowned on Friday after falling off a paddleboard at Lake Tahoe.

According to authorities 42-year-old Kenneth Campo of San Mateo drowned  while swimming with a paddleboard approximately 200 to 300 yards offshore at Sand Harbor State Park.

Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Edwin Lyngar said the paddleboard was equipped with a life jacket and foot leash, but Campo did not utilized either device.

Lyngar told the Nevada Appeal that Campo was retrieved from 20 feet underwater by a rental company employee.

First responders were unable to resuscitate Campo. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.


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