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Press Release | June 10, 2024

Coast Guard, good Samaritan boater rescues 6 persons and one dog in Lake Tahoe

District 11 - Chief Petty Officer Levi Read 510-316-4586


ALAMEDA, Calif. – The Coast Guard and a good Samaritan boater rescued six persons and a dog from Lake Tahoe near Carnelian Bay, Sunday.

The good Samaritan boater rescued four persons and the dog, while a Coast Guard crew aboard a 29-foot Response Boat-Small from Station Lake Tahoe rescued two persons.

The owner of the boat called the Coast Guard directly via cell phone at 1:45 p.m., before jumping overboard and losing phone connection.

Tahoe-Douglas Fire responded to the boat fire, pushed the boat ashore and extinguished the fire on shore.

No injuries nor pollution were reported.