Man Struck By Boat Propeller Drowns At South Lake Tahoe

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A Napa man drowned in Lake Tahoe after his leg apparently was struck by a rental boat propeller about a mile off the lake's south shore.

South Lake Tahoe Police identify the victim of Monday's accident as 28-year-old David Castorena. He was not wearing a life vest when he apparently was trying to get into an inflatable tube tied to the boat and was struck by the propeller.

Rescue teams responded to a call just before 4 p.m. Monday that two people were in danger in the water a mile from the Lakeshore Marina. 

Emergency crews tried unsuccessfully to revive him.