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Two men missing on Lake Mohave, search suspended for the evening

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Date: January 12, 2009
Contact: Andrew S. Munoz, 702.283.2344

SEARCHLIGHT, Nev. - The National Park Service has suspended its search for two missing men on Lake Mohave for the night.  The men, ages 70 and 74, were reported overdue this afternoon by the wife of one of the missing. 
They departed from Cottonwood Cove on the Nevada side of Lake Mohave this morning around 8 a.m in a 12-foot aluminum boat.  Both men are residents of Pahrump, Nev.
National Park Service rangers began searching at approximately 5 p.m.  The search was suspended for the evening at 10:15 p.m.  Rangers searched the Cottonwood Basin of Lake Mohave for 5 hours by boat.  Arizona Department of Public Safety searched from the air by helicopter.
The search will resume tomorrow morning at 6:30 a.m.

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Scenic view over looking Lake Mohave

With more than 700 miles of shoreline, Lake Mead offers countless opportunities for exploration. One can return to Lake Mead National Recreation Area again and again to a favorite cove or hideaway in which to enjoy the special solitude, where water and desert contrast and complement each other.