A California teenager drowned after falling from a boat on Lake Tahoe over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, authorities said Wednesday.
Myles Kawashima, 17, was on a boat with several other teenagers near Secret Cove Monday. Kawashima was believed to be moving from one seat to another when the boat hit a rogue wave and he was thrown into the water, said Aaron Meier a spokesman for the Nevada Department of Wildlife, according to FOX 2 of the Bay Area.
Kawashima, who was not in a life preserver, was pulled out of the water by friends. Authorities attempted CPR but were unsuccessful. He died on the way to the hospital.
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An investigation is underway to determine whether the impact or the shock of cold water were factors in the teen’s death, authorities said, according to FOX 2.
Kawashima was a member of the football and baseball teams at Redwood High School in Larkspur – a city about 15 miles north of downtown San Francisco.
Baseball coach Mike Firenzi said Kawashima was mainly as a relief pitcher, the Marin Independent Journal reported. The teen was entering his senior year at the school.
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On Tuesday, a ceremony was held on the pitching mound at the Redwood High School baseball field, the paper reported.
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“I loved him and I’m really going to miss him,” one teammate said. “I still can’t believe he is gone.