Men rescued by boat from Emerald Bay |

Men rescued by boat from Emerald Bay

Three Mexico City men had to be rescued by El Dorado County sheriff’s deputies via boat.

They had walked down to Emerald Bay and couldn’t hike through the snow to return to their car, a deputy said.

Emilio Suarez, Rafael Navarro and Guillermo Cervera, all 26 years old, were at the Eagle Point overlook above Emerald Bay on Wednesday evening when they decided to go to the water’s edge, the deputy said.

They got stuck and used a handheld radio to contact their friend Juan Ceron who had stayed at the overlook. Ceron contacted the sheriff’s department. A boat was sent to pick them up at the docks near Vikingsholm.

Before the boat rescue, three coyotes reportedly forced the trio farther onto the dock. The coyotes paced before being scared off by the boat’s siren, the deputy said.

The friends were reunited at Camp Richardson.

In other news:

n A 19-year-old from Walnut Creek saw his stolen snowboard at a ski rack at Sierra-at-Tahoe Snowsport Resort. He confronted a 19-year-old Sacramento man who said his father bought it from somebody in Sacramento, an El Dorado County sheriff’s deputy said. The Sacramento man gave it back after a discussion with the owner and law enforcement.

n Douglas County Secret Witness is still seeking information on an armed robbery at Nik N Willies Pizza Parlor in Gardnerville. On Dec. 10 at 6 p.m., a man wearing dark colored pants, a blue hooded sweat shirt and a black bandana over his face entered the eatery with a semiautomatic handgun, authorities said. He is described to be in his late teens to his early 20s.

He left the restaurant on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. Douglas County Secret Witness is offering a $1,500 reward for information leading to the man’s arrest and/or conviction.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to call Investigator Ted Duzan at (775) 782-9907. Callers who wish to remain anonymous can call Secret Witness at (775) 782-7436.

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