RANGERS SEARCHING FOR MISSING SWIMMER AT ECHO BAY
Contact: Andrew S. Muñoz, 702-293-8691
OVERTON, Nev. - The National Park Service is searching for a 19-year-old Las Vegas man who went missing today at 12:30 p.m. while swimming near Echo Bay. Park rangers are searching the area by boat. Las Vegas Metro Police Search and Rescue dive team has been called in to search underwater. The area were the man was last seen is approximately 20 to 30 feet deep.
The missing man's friend told rangers that he was in ankle deep water when they last saw him. They say they turned and turned back and the man was gone.
The man's identity isn't being released at this time.
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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.