Father of 4 drowns in Lake Tahoe

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A father of four from Concord drowned in Lake Tahoe on Saturday. 

Now, his family is raising funds to cover the cost of the emergency medical care during his attempted rescue and burial. 

According to the family’s GoFundMe page, Bill Siu was a loving husband and father to his four children. 

Siu worked as a coach at P2P Transformation Center in Concord and love fitness and has impacted hundreds of people on their journey towards health. 

The company shared a statement on Siu’s work:

“Bill Siu started at P2P in support of his beautiful wife Alexie, not long after he was a member did we approach him about becoming a coach with us. Bill dedicated his love and passion for coaching to the P2P community. He was a kind and gentle man who had a heart of gold but he always knew how to push and motivate people to be their best.

After he left his coaching position, he continued on and off throughout the years as a P2P member alongside his wife, they were a powerhouse together and always supported each other’s fitness journey! Bill will always be remembered by everyone in the P2P Community. We send our sincerest condolences to his family and his wife Alexie as well as his beautiful children.”

P2P Transformation Center

On Friday, the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of drowning around 4:10 p.m. on the east of Lake Tahoe. 

The North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, United States Coast Guard and Sand Harbor lifeguards also responded to the scene. 

Siu was found in the water unresponsive.

“This unexpected and devastating loss has left his family stunned. We need your help with the costs of Bill’s emergency medical care and funeral and memorial expenses for his family. If you knew Bill, he was never one to ask for help. Yet, he was always the first one to volunteer to help.


Siu was taken to a local hospital in Sand Harbor where he was declared dead. His death is under investigation and deemed as accidental drowning. 

“Please help us bid our beautiful, amazing and humble Bill goodbye,” Siu’s loved ones wrote. So far, Siu’s family has raised more than $25,000, but they still have ways to meet their goal.

Initial reports stated that Siu had died on Friday afternoon. However, his family later clarified that he died on Saturday, July 29.


Charlene is a Bay Area journalist who hails from the small community of Fresno. Drawing from her experience writing for her college paper, Charlene continues to advocate for free press and local journalism. She also volunteers in all the beach cleanups she can because she loves the water.