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Delaware Man, 80, ID'd As Lake Tahoe Drowning Victim

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say an 80-year-old man who drowned at Lake Tahoe last week was from Delaware.


The Washoe County sheriff's office identified the victim Thursday as Wilfried Holtje of Wilmington, Delaware.

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His official cause of death is yet to be determined.

Sheriff's spokesman Bob Harmon says bystanders pulled his unresponsive body onto a private beach at Crystal Bay on the lake's north shore at about 11:45 a.m. on Aug. 2.


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Emergency responders tried to revive him but he was pronounced dead at the scene about a half hour later.