By Kevin MacMillan
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TAHOE CITY — Regional emergency crews Aug. 14 rescued a man who had been floating for nearly two hours in Lake Tahoe after his friend dropped him off in the water to swim and eventually lost sight of him, an official said.
“It wasn’t a smart decision,” he said. “He could have been hit by a boat, there’s hypothermia, there’s the danger of getting lost. These boats, if someone is in the water, they can’t see … that’s what the orange flags are for.”