San Mateo man drowns at Lake Tahoe after falling off paddleboard

Tony Avelar / The Christian Science Monitor via Getty ImagesPassengers exits a Caltrain commuter train during the morning commute

Tony Avelar / The Christian Science Monitor via Getty ImagesPassengers exits a Caltrain commuter train during the morning commute

Authorities say a 42-year-old California man drowned at Lake Tahoe after falling off a paddleboard.

Kenneth Campo of San Mateo was 200 to 300 yards offshore at Sand Harbor State Park when he fell into the water Friday afternoon.

Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Edwin Lyngar said the paddleboard was equipped with a life jacket and foot leash, but Campo wore neither.

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

Emergency responders were unsuccessful in trying to resuscitate him. Campo was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The Record Courier newspaper reported that the incident was under investigation and is being treated like any boating accident since a paddleboard is considered to be a vessel, according to Lyngar.

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