The mother who tragically drowned in Lake Tahoe last week after she plunged into the water while boating with her boyfriend and six children has been identified.
On Friday Daisy Rogers of El Paso, Texas, 30, went to the back of the boat she and her boyfriend were on and accidentally fell off into the freezing water, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office said.
She was not wearing a life jacket and likely went into shock from the cold temperature that was about 60 degree near Zephyr Cove, officials say.
Her boyfriend, who has not been named, dove into the water to try and rescue her but couldn’t save her. He was wearing a life jacket.
Daisy Rogers, 30, of El Paso, Texas tragically drowned in Lake Tahoe on Friday after she accidentally fell on the boat and went into shock upon hitting the freezing waters. She was not wearing a life jacket at the time
Rogers was a mother to three children aged 13, three and five. Now they will go live with their fathers
As he tried to rescue her the boat holding six children – three of which were Rogers, two belonging to her boyfriend and the child of a neighbor – drifted away.
Rescuers were called to the scene after hearing the children’s cries for help around 7pm Friday
Rescue teams pulled the boyfriend from the lake Friday evening, after he had been in the water for over an hour, and he was hospitalized for hypothermia.
A U.S. Coast Guard crew found Rogers about 9.20pm Friday, according to the Sheriff’s Office. She was taken to Barton Hospital while life-saving efforts were attempted and she was later declared dead.
The children on the boat, including Rogers’ three kids aged 13, five and three, were located and rescued as well.
Officials said the older ones on the boat moved the younger ones below deck to keep warm, Eric Guevin, fire marshal with the Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District in Zephyr Cove, Nevada said.
Rescuers were called to the scene after hearing the children’s cries for help around 7pm Friday. A Marine-24 boat used in the rescue above
The horrific incident took place near Zephyr Cove on the California-Nevada border
Officials said Rogers’ boyfriends is still alive today because he was wearing a life jacket.
‘The life jacket saved that gentleman’s life; that’s the biggest message we can give. He was not coordinated enough and he didn’t have the muscle strength because of that cold water. He was totally reliant on that vest to keep him afloat,’ Guevin said.
Tributes have poured in for Rogers, describing her as a sparkling mother and loving friend.
Her foster mother Cheri Monize said Rogers grew up in Monterey County along California’s coast and moved back to the state earlier this year.
On Monday Rogers’ foster mother Cheri Monize shared a touching tribute on Facebook calling her the ‘daughter we always wanted’ and saying she is staying ‘strong for our grandbabies’
Rogers pictured with foster mom Cheri Monize above. Monize said Rogers, who trained as an emergency medical technician, joined her family when she was 15, was kind and loving, and loved the beach and horses
Family time: Cheri Monize pictured with Rogers and her kids
Rogers pictured smiling with her foster parents and her children
She said Rogers, who trained as an emergency medical technician, joined her family when she was 15, was kind and loving, and loved the beach and horses.
‘We loved her very, very much and we loved her children dearly,’ Monize said to CBSDFW.
Her children will go to live with their fathers, Monize said.
On Monday Monize shared a touching tribute to Rogers on Facebook calling her the ‘daughter we always wanted’ and she is staying ‘strong for our grandbabies’.
The Sheriff’s Office said Monday they continue to investigate the case and at this time there’s no foul play suspected.