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Kayaker who drowned at Lake Tahoe was from Citrus Heights

Rescue personnel attend to kayaker.
Rescue personnel attend to kayaker. South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue

A man who drowned at Lake Tahoe on the Fourth of July when he fell from his kayak was identified Wednesday by South Lake Tahoe fire officials as 41-year-old William Weaver of Citrus Heights..

South Lake Tahoe Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Jim Drennan said firefighters were called about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday to Beach Drive in the Tahoe Keys. Drennan said Weaver and his wife were on a double kayak on the water when afternoon wind was producing waves.

The boat capsized and Weaver, who was not wearing a life jacket, went under. Firefighters performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but the Weaver was later pronounced dead at Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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