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    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 »

  • Goldstrike Canyon, Arizona Hot Spring Trails Temporarily Closed

    A temporary emergency closure is in place for Goldstrike Canyon and Arizona Hot Spring trails within Lake Mead National Recreation Area, beginning Aug. 1. This closure includes National Park Service and Bureau of Reclamation lands. More »

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19-year-old Bullhead City man dies of apparent drowning in Lake Mohave

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Date: October 8, 2008
Contact: Andrew Munoz, 702.293.8691

LAKE MOHAVE, Ariz. – The National Park Service and Bullhead City Fire Department recovered the body of a 19 year old man, Patrick Tieken, of Bullhead City, Ariz. this evening.  He was found near Rams Head Cove on Lake Mohave in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.  Tieken died of an apparent drowning.
The park service received the report at approximately 3:30 p.m.  Park Rangers were on-scene within half an hour of the call.  The man reportedly dove into the lake from a boat at the opening of the cove, but never surfaced.  Divers from Bullhead City Fire Department were able to locate Tieken in about 70-feet of water at about 5:30 p.m.  He was not wearing a life jacket.
His body has been turned over to the Mohave County Medical Examiner.

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