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UPDATE: 1 INJURED IN BOAT ACCIDENT AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

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Date: September 18, 2012

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release

For Immediate Release: Sept. 18, 2012
Release No.: 2012-44
Contact: Christie Vanover, (702) 293-8691 or (702) 283-2344

UPDATE: 1 INJURED IN BOAT ACCIDENT AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

BOULDER CITY, Nev. - An adult male suffered injuries at Lake Mead around noon Sept. 18 after reportedly falling off a 20-foot skipjack boat.

At 12:02 p.m., Metro Police transferred a 911 call to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Interagency Communication Center. The caller, a passenger on the boat, requested assistance for another passenger who he said was thrown from the vessel after it experienced mechanical issues.

The incident happened at the mouth of Black Canyon on Lake Mead just north of the Hoover Dam.

Emergency personnel from the National Park Service, Nevada Department of Wildlife and Bureau of Reclamation responded to the scene and transported the injured to land where he was medflighted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas.

According to UMC officials, he was listed in critical condition.

The incident is under investigation.

-NPS-

Did You Know?

Down River view of Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric installation at the time of its construction, presented massive challenges to its designers and builders, yet the project was completed in less than five years! Hoover Dam backed up the waters of the Colorado River to create Lake Mead.