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National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release
For Immediate Release: October 4, 2012
Release No.: 2012-51
Contact: Christie Vanover 702-283-2344
UPDATE: BODY FOUND ON LAKE MEAD ARIZONA SHORELINE
BOULDER CITY, Nev. - The body found on the Arizona shoreline at Lake Mead Oct. 4 was that of a 54-year-old male.
The victim was discovered near an inflatable kayak that was still inflated. A personal floatation device was found on board, but was not on the victim at the time of discovery. According to park rangers, no cause of death was apparent.
The Lake Mead National Recreation Area Interagency Communication Center received multiple reports of a male body washed up on shore around 1 p.m. Oct. 4. Rangers arrived on scene about two-and-a-half miles northeast of the Hoover Dam and confirmed the reports at 1:49 p.m.
The National Park Service is handling the investigation, and the Mohave County Coroner's Office will perform the autopsy. The identity of the victim will not be released until next of kin have been notified.
The National Park Service advises wearing a U.S. Coast Guard approved personal flotation device at all times while in the water regardless of the water depth.