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Six Lucky To Be Alive in Tahoe Boating Accident

Six people came close to perishing in a boat accident on Lake Tahoe. El Dorado County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Pete Van Arnum says the six people rented a power boat on Saturday afternoon. Van Arnum says there were one to two-foot waves on the lake, and the boat started taking on water and flipped over, throwing the six people into the lake…

Listen to Pete Van Arnum 1

The Lieutenant says all the people in the water were suffering from hyprothermia when they were rescued…

Listen to Pete Van Arnum 2

None of them were wearing their life jackets. All are expected to make a full recovery, but Van Arnum says they all could have died if rescuers had arrived just a couple of minutes later.

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