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UPDATE: BODY FOUND ON LAKE MEAD ARIZONA SHORELINE IDENTIFIED

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Date: October 5, 2012

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release

For Immediate Release: October 5, 2012
Release No.: 2012-52
Contact: Christie Vanover 702-283-2344

UPDATE: BODY FOUND ON LAKE MEAD ARIZONA SHORELINE IDENTIFIED


BOULDER CITY, Nev. - The National Park Service has identified the man who was found along the Arizona shoreline Oct. 4 as Kenneth S. Ritter, 54, of Naperville, Ill.

The victim was discovered near an inflatable kayak that was still inflated. A personal floatation device was found on board, but Ritter was not wearing it at the time of discovery. According to park rangers, no cause of death was apparent.

The Lake Mead National Recreation Area Interagency Communication Center received multiple reports of a male body washed up on shore around 1 p.m. Oct. 4. Rangers arrived on scene about two-and-a-half miles northeast of the Hoover Dam and confirmed the reports at 1:49 p.m.

The National Park Service is handling the investigation, and the Mohave County Coroner's Office will perform the autopsy.

The National Park Service advises wearing a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation device at all times while in the water regardless of the water depth.

-NPS-

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