UPDATE: Organization IDs Bay Area man who drowned at Lake Tahoe | TahoeDailyTribune.com

UPDATE: Organization IDs Bay Area man who drowned at Lake Tahoe

Kurt Hildebrand
khildebrand@recordcourier.com

A man who drowned in Lake Tahoe on Tuesday, July 16, has been identified as a San Mateo County correctional officer.

Bystanders pulled Officer Andreiam Jeffrey Arqueza, 34, from the water at about 4 p.m. Tuesday on the north end of Zephyr Cove and began life-saving measures.

When Douglas County deputies arrived they took over CPR until Tahoe-Douglas medics arrived on scene.

He was taken to Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe, where he was pronounced dead.

Arqueza, who was first identified as the drowning victim by the San Mateo County Code 30 Foundation, was a U.S. Army veteran of the Iraq War and previously worked for the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office.

Donations for his wife and two children are being sought by the foundation.

Donations to the family can be made to the Code 30 Foundation, an IRS 501 (c)(3) tax exempt charitable organization, Tax ID # 46-2834289.

Donations can be made online at http://www.code30.org/donate-now or sent via mail to: San Mateo County Code 30 Foundation, 2421 Broadway St., Redwood City Calif.

Funeral services are scheduled for July 26.

ORIGINAL POST: San Francisco man drowns at Lake Tahoe

A 34-year-old San Francisco man drowned at Lake Tahoe on Tuesday.

Bystanders pulled the unresponsive man from the water at about 4 p.m. on the north end of Zephyr Cove and began life-saving measures.

When Douglas County deputies arrived they took over CPR until Tahoe-Douglas medics arrived on scene.

The man was taken to Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe, where he was pronounced dead.

His identity was not released on Wednesday.

CORRECTION: This story originally misspelled the first name of the deceased. The error has been corrected.


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