21-year-old man dies after falling off kayak in Geneva Lake

LAKE GENEVA -- Lake Geneva Fire Departments tells FOX6 News a 21-year-old man, identified as Rameses Huerta, has died after being pulled from Geneva Lake Thursday evening, May 11th.

Officials say Huerta and a woman were in kayaks on the lake when they both flipped over. According to the fire department, Huerta assisted the woman in the other kayak who made it safely to shore.

Officials say the 21-year-old then went under water and did not resurface.

Search teams were dispatched with boats, divers, sonar assets from northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

Authorities say Huerta was located one hour after the fire department was dispatched. CPR was initiated but he was pronounced dead at the scene.


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