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Date: August 29, 2009
Contact: Andrew S. Munoz

SEARCHLIGHT, Nev - The National Park Service recovered the bodies of two men, brothers ages 33 and 29, from Six Mile Cove on Lake Mohave. The Clark County Coroner has determined that both men died as a result of drowning.

Park rangers, Las Vegas Metro Police, and Clark County Fire responded to a 911 call at 8:45 p.m., Tuesday of a report of a body floating face down in the water at Six Mile Cove.  Metro and Clark County Fire arrived on scene
first and pulled the body from the water.

Rangers continued the search on the water for the second man. He was located in six feet of water at about 10:40 p.m.

Campers in the area found the body in the water and called 911.  They reported that they had seen the brothers together earlier in the day.

Rangers located their car on shore and found identification indicating both were Mexican nationals living in Las Vegas.

Both were not wearing life jackets. Names are being withheld pending next-of-kin notification.

Did You Know?

A flowering Mohave Yucca

The Native Americans utilized the many resources the Mojave Desert offered. The Mojave yucca provided materials for mats, sandals, nets, baskets, and rope. Its cucumber-like fruit was an important food source in the spring.