San Jose Earthquakes defender Matheus Silva has emerged from a coma, two days after being rescued from a scary Lake Tahoe accident, the team announced late Thursday. Silva, who was with his Reno 1868 FC (United Soccer League) teammates for a Fourth of July gathering, jumped into the cold water around 6 a.m. to swim to the buoys offshore, but began struggling to stay afloat and called for assistance. After his teammates and paddle boarders rushed to pull him out of the water, Matheus was found unresponsive and without a pulse. A bystander on the beach performed CPR to revive Matheus before medical attention arrived. Earthquakes general manager Jesse Fioranelli and Silva’s family in Brazil rushed to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno once they heard of Silva’s condition.
Earthquakes' Matheus Silva wakes up from a coma after scary accident in Lake Tahoe
USA Today | Jul 7