By Ashley Cullins, KRNV-TV
Two weeks after nearly drowning near Sand Harbor, 19-year-old Jake Blackmon is expected to fully recover.
Blackmon was in Tahoe on vacation with a friend. The day before they were supposed to go home to Houston, he nearly drowned.
It’s a story that could’ve ended much differently if the people at the beach that day hadn’t acted quickly.
“Right before we boarded the airplane in Houston, I called the doctor to get an update and I’ll never forget he told me that they would try to keep his heart beating until we got here,” said Keith Blackmon, Jake’s dad.
Blackmon’s parents didn’t know if their son would survive nearly drowning in Lake Tahoe — neither did the people who helped save him at Sand Harbor two weeks ago.