June 24, 2013
National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
News Release For Immediate Release: June 24, 2013
Release No.: 2013-46
Contact: Christie Vanover, National Park Service,
SEARCH UNDERWAY FOR MISSING
LAS VEGAS MAN
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Officials are searching for a
30-year-old Las Vegas man who was last seen swimming in Lake Mead east of
Callville Bay in the Virgin
Basin June 23.
At 2:01 p.m., the Lake Mead National Recreation
Area Interagency Communication Center received a 911 call reporting that a man
disappeared underwater. Witnesses said he was swimming in a small cove with
friends and began to struggle. He was not wearing a lifejacket.
Officials from the National Park Service, Nevada
Department of Wildlife and Callville Bay Marina began an immediate search from
the point where he was last seen. After a thorough grid search of the cove,
efforts were suspended around 4:30 p.m.
The National Park Service resumed the search at 6
a.m. June 24 with assistance from the Nevada Department of Wildlife and Las
Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Search and Rescue.
The National Park Service and Nevada Department of
Wildlife are investigating the incident. Alcohol appears to be a
This is the second incident in a week where an
individual went missing after swimming without a lifejacket. The National Park
Service strongly encourages visitors to wear lifejackets while swimming,
especially when high winds are forecast.