UPDATE: The El Paso woman who drowned in Lake Tahoe has been identified by the El Dorado County Sheriff’s office as Daisy Rogers, 30, according to the Sacramento Bee.
The paper also reported that investigators now believe Rogers accidentally fell into the water and may have gone into shock from the cold temperature.
ORIGINAL: LAKE TAHOE, Calif. (KTXL) — A 30-year-old woman from El Paso drowned in Lake Tahoe Friday evening. Her husband jumped into the water to try to save her, leaving six children adrift in their boat.
The El Dorado Sheriff’s Office has not identified the woman, nor the names of her husband or the children in the boat, pending notification of next of kin.
According to the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, the family of eight were boating in the middle of the lake by Zephyr Cove around 5:30 p.m.
Fire officials said the unidentified woman jumped into the lake to swim, but became distressed and asked for help.
The man jumped in with a life jacket to try to save her and their boat floated away with their six children on board, according to officials.
The boat was found around 9 p.m. after people heard the children yelling for help. The children and father were found, all suffering varying degrees of hypothermia, officials said.
The woman’s body was recovered shortly after, according to officials.
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