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    Lake Mead

    National Recreation Area AZ,NV

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Date: September 8, 2011
Contact: Andrew S. Muñoz, (702) 293-8691

LAS VEGAS - The National Park Service has released visitor statistics for Labor Day weekend. They encompass visitor use and incident statistics from Friday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept. 5 throughout Lake Mead National Recreation Area, which includes both lakes Mead and Mohave.

Park rangers responded to multiple boating accidents and disabled boats in the park and several major medical calls. Medical response included one life saved from a near drowning. There were no fatalities over the holiday weekend.

Total Visitation: 104,689 visits

Arrests - 10
Boat Accidents - 6
Motor Vehicle Accidents - 4
Emergency Medical Response - 11
Fires - 3
Search and Rescue - 3
Fatalities - 0
Visitor Assists - 65

Total Warnings/Citations - 169
Traffic Violation - 58
Drug Violation - 6
Vessel Safety Violation - 6
Alcohol Violation - 12
Weapons Violation - 10
Disorderly Conduct - 9
Fishing/Hunting Violation - 2
Fee Compliance Violation - 1
Pet of Leash - 1
Other - 64

- NPS -

Did You Know?

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.