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Lake Mead fall victim identified

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Date: November 18, 2008
Contact: Andrew Munoz, 702.293.8691

LAS VEGAS - The National Park Service has identifed the man who fell to his death yesterday morning as Jay Brown, Jr. of Las Vegas.  He and a group where hiking Fortification Hill near Kingman Wash northeast of Hoover Dam on the Arizona side of Lake Mead.

Witnesses state that Brown fell while climbing.  He had reached a height of 16-feet when he lost hold and fell about 75-feet.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

- NPS -

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