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National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA
News Release For Immediate Release: August 4, 2014
Release No.: 2014-54
TWO BODIES RECOVERED AT LAKES MEAD, MOHAVE
BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Two bodies have been recovered at Lake Mead National Recreation Area in areas where two men went missing July 20.
At 4:52 p.m. Aug. 1, the Lake Mead Interagency Communication Center received a call from a visitor reporting a body was seen floating near river mile 44 on Lake Mohave. Rangers responded and recovered the body of an adult male from the Nevada shoreline.
A 53-year-old Las Vegas man was reported missing near this area around river mile 46 July 20 after jumping off his boat to go swimming without a life jacket. The Clark County Medical Examiner will confirm the victim’s identity and determine his cause of death.
Around 11:30 a.m. Aug. 4, volunteers form Earth Resource Group, using advanced underwater equipment, located a body 340-feet underwater near Lake Mead’s Boulder Islands. National Park Service rangers, Nevada Department of Wildlife game wardens and volunteers recovered the body.
A 25-year-old Las Vegas man was reported missing in this area after swimming without a life jacket July 20. The Clark County Medical Examiner will confirm the victim’s identity and determine his cause of death.
Both incidents are under investigation.