July 17, 2017
National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release
For Immediate Release: July 17, 2017
Release No.: 2017-38-1
TEEN MALE DIES AT LAKE MOHAVE
BOULDER CITY, Nevada -- A teen male from Southern California died at Lake Mead National Recreation Area while swimming July 15.
At 12:22 p.m. July 15, the Lake Mead Interagency Communication Center received a report of a possible drowning at Cabinsite Cove on Lake Mohave. Witnesses said the teen was swimming out to a person on a raft. When the raft started floating further from shore, the victim began to panic and went underwater.
National Park Service rangers, Nevada Department of Wildlife wardens and Bullhead City Fire Department responded. The teen was located 45 feet below the surface and was recovered by Bullhead City Fire Department divers. He was not wearing a life jacket.
The incident is under investigation. The Mohave County Medical Examiner will identify the victim and determine cause of death.