Sacto 9-1-1
August 29, 2011
Man killed in Tahoe boat propeller incident identified by coroner

The name of a San Jose man who died from injuries suffered when he fell off a boat and was struck by the watercraft's propeller at Lake Tahoe has been released.

He was identified as 46-year-old Stephen Joseph Keller. Placer County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Dena Erwin said five Bay Area men visiting the lake rented a boat and were attempting to dock at Chambers Landing on the west shore about 4 p.m. when the incident happened.

Keller died at the scene.

Erwin said the incident remains under investigation.

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