84°F
weather icon Clear

2 drown, 1 saved after weekend boating accident in Northern Nevada

MINDEN — A search rescue team has recovered the bodies of two Sparks men from Topaz Lake near the California-Nevada line after they apparently drowned over the weekend in a boating accident.

A third man was treated and released at Carson Valley Medical Center after the boat capsized on Saturday in the lake in southern Douglas County.

The victims were identified as 45-year-old Bert Pederson and 50-year-old Jesse Gregory. Scott Wise survived.

An investigation into the accident is continuing. It’s the third drowning incident at the lake in the last seven years.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Kamala Harris’ campaign opens Nevada HQ in Las Vegas

Two senior officials with Sen. Kamala Harris’ presidential campaign discussed the importance of Nevada as a diverse early state and shared some insights on the candidate’s preparations for the second national debate.

UNR dorms damaged in blast to remain closed for 1-2 years

Both dormitories damaged in a natural gas explosion at the University of Nevada, Reno, will stay closed for at least a year and one won’t reopen until the fall of 2021.