LAKE MOHAVE–The quick actions of local bystanders Saturday morning saved the life of an infant.
National Park Service spokeswoman Christie Vanover said the Lake Mead Interagency Communication Center received a call around 9 a.m. referencing a woman walking nude along Katherine Spur Road carrying an infant.
“The woman was seen walking with the infant to the lakeshore of Lake Mohave and into deep water near Davis Dam,” said Vanover. “Bystanders on scene swam out and retrieved the infant from the woman. She continued to swim away from shore and was ultimately removed from the water by National Park Service rangers.”
The infant was taken to a local hospital for medical evaluation and is now in the care of Child Protective Services.
Vancouver said the woman, who is the infant’s mother, was detained by authorities. Her identity has not been made public at this time.
Officers from the Bullhead City Police Department assisted in this incident. The case remains under investigation by the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch.