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CALIFORNIA MAN PRESUMED DROWNED IN LAKE MOHAVE

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Date: August 9, 2009
Contact: Andrew S. Muñoz, 702-293-8691

CALIFORNIA MAN PRESUMED DROWNED IN LAKE MOHAVE

BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. - The National Park Service has suspended the search for a missing 50-year-old Lawndale, Calif. man who is presumed drowned in Lake Mohave. The search will resume tomorrow morning.

The National Park Service received a report of a possible drowing near Eighty-Three Dollar Cove at 3:11 p.m. Park rangers, Nevada Department of Wildlife game wardens, and Vessel Assist searched the area.

According to witnesses the man jumped into the water to retrieve a lost hat. He went underwater and has not been seen since. He wasn't wearing a life jacket.

Divers from Bullhead City Fire Department searched underwater, as of this evening there is no sign of the missing man.

The identity is being withheld pending next-of-kin notification.

- NPS -

LOCATION OF INCIDENT 35 17.183N, 114 39.794W

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