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Date: May 31, 2011
Contact: Andrew S. Muñoz, (702) 293-8691

LAS VEGAS - National Park Service rangers are searching for a missing boater described as a Hispanic male, mid to late thirties from Las Vegas. He has been missing since about 8 p.m. and was last seen in the water without a life jacket just outside Callville Bay.

He and two other men were boating just outside Callville Bay. Two were in the boat and one was being towed on an inflatable raft. The man on the raft decided to come in so they stopped the boat. One of the men on the boat jumped in the water to pull the inflatable in. He needed assistance pulling in the inflatable so the boat driver, who is the missing man, jumped in to assist. They then realized the boat and raft had drifted away.

The man who was on the inflatable was the only one with a life jacket. He took it off to share, however now the boat driver has drifed away from the pair. They report last hearing and seeing him around 8 p.m.

The National Park Service received the first report of three men missing at around 7:30 p.m. Rangers responded with two boats and located the reporting party's location around 8:30 p.m. and began their search. Two of the men were rescued by a passing boat and brought in to Callville Bay. They were not injured.

As of 10:15 p.m. the search and rescue operation is on going.



Did You Know?

Geometric Petroglyphs on rocks

As early as 3,000 years ago, people inhabiting the Southwest began chiseling and painting pictures on rocks and cliff walls. Preserved by the dry climate, much of this rock art ranging from complicated geometric designs to huge figures, remains to puzzle, astonish, and awe modern-day viewers.