Marla Bay drowning victim identified
The 79-year-old’s body was discovered in about 15-20 feet of water.
ZEPHYR COVE, Nev. (KOLO) - The man who drowned in Lake Tahoe’s Marla Bay on Monday has been identified as 79-year-old William Dunham of Genoa.
Officials with Douglas County released an update on Tuesday morning, saying Dunham fell overboard while he was attempting to tie his boat onto a mooring ball. He was reportedly not wearing a life jacket and the wind was creating unfavorable conditions at the time.
According to Tahoe Douglas Fire, crews responded to a boat rescue in the Marla Bay area of Lake Tahoe just before 4 p.m. on Monday, July 18. It was initially reported that a victim was below the surface in about 20 feet of water. Tahoe Douglas Fire later said divers were in deeper waters searching for the victim.
Dunham’s body was recovered several hours into the search. He was pronounced dead the scene.
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