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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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Lake Mohave in the Black Canyon Area

Long and narrow, Lake Mohave in Lake Mead National Recreation Area retains much of the feeling of the Colorado River. Between the confining walls of Black Canyon, Lake Mohave is not much wider than the Colorado River was when it flowed freely.