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NPS Releases Official Information Regarding Body Found July 21 at Lake Mead National Recreation Area 34-07

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Date: July 23, 2007
Contact: Roxanne Dey, 702.293.8691

The National Park Service dispatch center received a call at 12:21 p.m., Saturday, July 21. Two recreational divers (a husband and wife team) discovered a body in about 15 feet of water. The area the body was found is just north of Placer Cove on the Nevada side of Lake Mohave. 

NPS Rangers, Special Agents, and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department responded to the scene. NPS divers recovered the body.

The body has been identified as 37-year-old Larry Dwayne Tyree of Tiffin, Ohio. According to investigators he had been in Las Vegas for about three months working a construction job.

The Clark County Coroner will determine the exact cause of death. The incident is currently under investigation. This is all the information we have at this time. Additional updates will be sent when more information is available.

This is the 18th fatality at Lake Mead National Recreation Area this calendar year.

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Muddy Mountains overlooking Lake Mead

"We labor long and earnestly for peace, because war threatens the survival of man. It is time we labored with equal passion to defend our environment." -- Senator Alan Bible