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San Jose soccer player pulled from Lake Tahoe, airlifted to Reno on Tuesday, July 4

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Matheus Silva had to be pulled out of the water while swimming in Lake Tahoe Tuesday.
San Jose Earthquakes

A soccer player for the San Jose Earthquakes is in critical condition after being pulled from Lake Tahoe Tuesday.

Matheus Silva, a 20-year-old midfielder on loan with the Earthquakes’ United Soccer League affiliate Reno 1868 FC, had to be pulled out of the water while swimming in Lake Tahoe, according to a statement from the Earthquakes.

Life-saving resuscitation measures were performed at the scene and he was transferred to a nearby hospital before being airlifted to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno.

According to the statement, Silva is currently in critical but stable condition.

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“Our thoughts and prayers are with Matheus and his family and friends,” the team said.


 

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