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National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release
For Immediate Release: June 17, 2017
Release No.: 2017-30
ADULT MALE DIED AT LAKE MOHAVE
BOULDER CITY, Nevada – A 32-year-old male from California died while reportedly swimming at Lake Mead National Recreation Area June 17.
At 2:03 p.m., the Lake Mead Interagency Communication Center received a call reporting that a man had possibly drowned while swimming at Cottonwood Cove on Lake Mohave. Bystanders pulled him from the water and began CPR.
National Park Service rangers, Nevada Department of Wildlife wardens and Clark County EMS personnel responded and took over care, but were not able to revive him. The victim was not wearing a life jacket.
The incident is under investigation. The Clark County Coroner will identify the victim and determine the cause of death.