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Human skeletal remains found at Lake Mead National Recreation Area

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Date: August 6, 2022
Contact: Lake Mead Public Affairs Office

Release Date: August 6, 2022

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HUMAN REMAINS FOUND AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

BOULDER CITY, Nevada – National Park Service rangers received an emergency call reporting the discovery of human skeletal remains at Swim Beach in Lake Mead National Recreation Area at approximately 11:15 a.m. PST on Saturday, August 6.

Park rangers responded and set a perimeter to recover the remains with the support from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s dive team.

The Clark County Medical Examiner has been contacted to determine the cause of death.

The investigation is ongoing. No further information will be provided at this time.
 

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Lake Mead National Recreation Area is the only national park minutes from Las Vegas that offers Joshua trees, slot canyons and night skies illuminated by the Milky Way. The park’s rocks are as red as fire and the mountains are purple majesties. Lake Mead is the country’s first and largest national recreation area and the fifth most visited national park in the country. Follow us at www.nps.gov/lake or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.



Last updated: August 6, 2022

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