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Kayaker drowns in Lake Tahoe

William Ferchland, Tahoe Daily Tribune

A mason worker drowned in 6 feet of water at Logan Shoals.

Fellow workers attempted to jump into the 45-degree water Wednesday to save their friend, Isidro Ortega Robles, a 30-year-old from Carson City who couldn’t swim, said Pete Van Arnum, El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy coroner.

Robles and a friend took nearby kayaks for a spin after working at a house on the 1700 block of Snyder Drive near Glenbrook.

“The water was very cold,” Van Arnum said. “A couple people tried to pull him out and they were almost getting hypothermia trying to rescue him.”

Robles wasn’t pulled out of the water until about 10 minutes later, authorities said. Since a person can be revived up to 15 minutes after drowning in cold water, paramedics attempted to revive him without success while they transported him to Barton Memorial Hospital.

Robles was a mason worker for Bluth Construction Company. Nobody from the company could be reached for comment.