• Unidentified woman, despite pleaing for help, drowns in Lake Tahoe
  • Children started yelling for help after the incident occurred
  • The woman was reportedly the mother of some of the children

A woman drowned Friday after jumping off a boat carrying her six children in Lake Tahoe. The woman's partner jumped immediately after her to save her and the children had to be rescued as they were left adrift in the lake. The man ended up at a hospital with "severe hypothermia."

The incident occurred on Oct. 9 while the family was boating in the middle of the lake near Zephyr Cove, on the east side of Lake Tahoe, as indicated in a statement by The Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District.

The boat remained adrift with the six children after both the adults went into the water. Officials from the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District told Fox 40 that after jumping into the water, the woman became distressed and asked for help, and the man, wearing a life vest, jumped to help her.

The boat was found after 9 p.m. EDT after the children started yelling for help. After being rescued, the children and the father were reportedly found to be suffering from varying degrees of hypothermia.

The body of the drowned woman, who was not identified, was recovered shortly after. Rescue personnel worked to resuscitate her but to no avail.

According to the Sacramento Bee, the man who jumped into the water was taken to an area hospital for treatment. He was listed in critical condition.

Eric Guevin, Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District Fire Marshal, told the outlet that the woman was the mother of some children but the relationships between the people involved and the ages of the children weren’t immediately known.

This comes after a man from Napa County, California, drowned in Lake Tahoe in August while boating. The man, identified as David Castorena, 28, fell into the water from the boat and tried to climb into an inflatable tube when the boat’s propeller apparently struck his leg, causing a major injury. Castorena, who wasn’t wearing a life jacket, eventually drowned.

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