Nevada football player presumed dead in Tahoe
June 15, 2016
Authorities suspended the search Saturday for a University of Nevada, Reno, football player who went missing while paddleboarding amid windy and white-cap conditions Friday on Lake Tahoe.
The Placer County Sheriff's Office said it exhausted all options in the search for 20-year-old Marc Ma — a sophomore defensive end for the Wolf Pack.
The sheriff's office Sunday said it was waiting for special search teams that use sonar, which could take two or three days, before resuming the search.
The location on the lake where Ma — a Honolulu, Hawaii, native — went missing is approximately 150 to 300 feet deep.
Divers will have to acclimate to the depth before they can participate in further operations, a PCSO Facebook report said.
According to a news release, Ma was on a paddleboard trip with several football players Friday afternoon. The group was paddleboarding about 1.7 miles off Lake Tahoe's West Shore when they encountered strong winds that caused 3- to 5-foot swells.
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According to the sheriff's office report, Ma headed back to shore to get help. At around the same time, nearby Obexer's Marina staff saw the boarders were in danger and headed out to rescue them.
While heading toward the group, they saw Ma by his paddleboard to the north of the marina, the report said.
After rescuing the group, they returned to where they had seen Ma, but found his board adrift and him missing.
He was not wearing a life jacket, according to PCSO.
IVGID's Pomroy to lead tours
Over the course of several Fridays, IVGID Director of Public Works Joe Pomroy will lead tours at select IVGID infrastructure sites so the public can learn more about Public Works operations.
The following tours are scheduled, all starting at 10 a.m.:
June 17: Mill Creek Diversion and Water Resource Recovery Facility. Meet at 1220 Sweetwater Road, Incline Village.
July 15: Allison Water Tank. Meet at 729 Allison Drive, Incline Village.
August 19: Sewer Pumping Station And Creek Restoration. Meet at IVGID Recreation Center, 980 Incline Way, Incline Village.
September 16: Cyrstal Bay Water Tank. Meet at the start of the Lookout Road, Crystal Bay.
Meeting location maps are available at ivgidpublicworks.com. Call 775-832-1203 for details.
#WeAreOrlando service Saturday at St. Patrick's
A "We Are Orlando" interfaith community memorial service will take place Saturday, June 18, at 5 p.m. at St. Patrick's Episcopal Church, located at 341 Village Blvd. in Incline Village.
The Rev. Clare Novak and Pastor Donna Farrell will lead the service, open to anyone of any denomination across the region who wants to offer prayers for the victims from Sunday's mass shooting.
Visit weareorlando.org for other scheduled events surrounding the tragedy and the #WeAreOrlando movement.
Visit tahoeepiscopal.com to learn more about St. Pat's.