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Reno 1868 player out of coma after being pulled from Lake Tahoe on July 4

Matheus Silva and the San Jose Earthquakes defeated Sacramento Republic FC 4-1 during a preseason match at Avaya Stadium on Feb. 25, 2017 (Photo courtesy ISI Photos / San Jose Earthquakes)

A soccer player currently on loan with the Reno 1868 FC team is out of a coma and responsive after being pulled out of Lake Tahoe on Tuesday morning, the team announced in a statement Thursday.

Matheus Silva, 20, was pulled out of the water while he was swimming on July 4. He received life-saving resuscitation at the scene, according to a statement from the San Jose Earthquakes.

Silva was taken to a hospital near Lake Tahoe and air lifted to Renown later in the day. The team released the details of what happened, saying Silva and teammates from Reno arrived at a crowded Lake Tahoe beach at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

He jumped into the cold water and swam out to buoys offshore, the statement from the Quakes says, but he began to struggle to stay afloat as he returned to shore. Silva called out for help, and the teammates rushed into the lake.

They, along with nearby paddle boarders, were able to pull him out of the water. Silva did not have a pulse, and a bystander on the beach performed CPR, reviving him and restoring breathing and a heartbeat.

Silva was taken to Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe, then airlifted to Renown in Reno, where he was unresponsive.

CSN California first reported Thursday that Silva was 'uncooperative' as of Wednesday night, but woke up Thursday morning, breathing on his own and talking.

San Jose confirmed the news in a statement, saying he woke up late Thursday morning and was extubated.

Silva is responsive and able to speak, and he is expected to undergo a series of outpatient cognitive and physical tests before he can be released from the ICU. Physical therapy is scheduled for Friday.

Silva is currently on loan with Reno 1868 FC from the San Jose Earthquakes. He's logged 166 minutes in Reno after spending a stint of time with Arizona United SC in 2016.

Teammate Lindo Mfeka tweeted about Silva's progress Thursday afternoon, saying the two spoke and that Silva is "doing well."

Reno 1868 FC is asking for the public's help to find those who assisted Silva on Tuesday.

This is a developing story. Check back with us for updates.

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