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    The Nevada Department of Transportation reopened a northbound and southbound lane of Interstate 15 Sept. 12; therefore, Lake Mead National Recreation Area entrance fees will resume Sept. 14. More »

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  • Areas of Park Impacted by Storm Damage

    Strong storms rolled through Lake Mead National Recreation Area Aug. 3-4, causing damage to some areas of the park. Crews are working to restore the below locations. Debris may be present in other areas of the park, as well, especially in the backcountry. More »

BODY RECOVERED IN APPARENT DROWNING AT ECHO BAY

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Date: August 28, 2011
Contact: Andrew S. Muñoz, 702-293-8691

OVERTON, Nev. - The body of a 19-year-old Las Vegas man who is believed to have drowned was recovered at 4 p.m. by Las Vegas Metro Police Search and Rescue divers in about 12 feet of water. The National Park Service began searching for the man when he was reported missing by friends around 12:30 p.m. The man was swimming in the Echo Bay area of Lake Mead.

Park rangers and National Park Service boating volunteers searched the area by boat. Las Vegas Metro Police Search and Rescue dive team searched underwater.

The missing man's friends told park 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. He wasn't wearing a life jacket.

Park rangers don't believe alcohol played a role in the apparent drowning.

The body has been turned over to the Clark County Coroner's Office who will determine the cause of death and make positive identification.

INCIDENT LOCATION:
http://maps.google.com/maps?q=36.306030,+-114.408531&hl=en&ll=36.306082,-114.408574&spn=0.008871,0.019205&sll=36.308166,-114.423248&sspn=0.008871,0.019205&vpsrc=6&t=h&z=16

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Did You Know?

A flowering Mohave Yucca

The Native Americans utilized the many resources the Mojave Desert offered. The Mojave yucca provided materials for mats, sandals, nets, baskets, and rope. Its cucumber-like fruit was an important food source in the spring.