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BODY RECOVERED AT LAKE MEAD, MAY 22

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Date: May 22, 2014

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

News Release For Immediate Release: May 22, 2014
Release No.: 2014-34
Contact: 702-293-8691

BODY RECOVERED AT LAKE MEAD

BOULDER CITY, Nev. – At 9:50 a.m., park rangers located a body south of Castle Reef at Lake Mead that is presumed to be the 45-year-old Henderson, Nevada, man who went missing May 10.

At 4:44 p.m. May 10, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Interagency Communication Center received a 911 call reporting that the man disappeared underwater in the Castle Reef area. Witnesses said he was swimming and began to struggle. He was not wearing a lifejacket.

The National Park Service, Nevada Department of Wildlife and volunteers from Earth Resource Group have been searching for the victim since the incident occurred.

The Clark County Medical Examiner will confirm the identity and determine the cause of death. The incident is under investigation.

-NPS-

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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.