FATAL DROWNING AT LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA

Published by The Bee News

September 4, 2022

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BOULDER CITY, Nev. – National Park Service rangers located and recovered the body of a drowned visitor near the Cottonwood Cove area of Lake Mohave within Lake Mead National Recreation Area on Saturday, Sept. 3, at approximately 11:00 a.m.

On Friday, Sept. 2, at approximately 2:00 p.m., a visitor called 911 after the victim, a 44-year-old male, was seen struggling while attempting to swim back to his boat. He was not wearing a personal floatation device and was unable to retrieve multiple life jackets that were thrown overboard from bystanders on the boat.

Park rangers received the report and responded on the scene to conduct an investigation and provide family liaison support. An NPS dive team conducted a search of the area through the evening until heavy winds suspended the search. Search and rescue efforts resumed Saturday morning and the body was located and recovered at approximately 11:00 a.m.

The Clark County Coroner has been notified and the incident remains ongoing.

No further information is available at this time.

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