NPS: Search Continues For Missing Lake Mead Boater

Published by The Bee News

August 14, 2018

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BOULDER CITY, Nevada – Authorities at Lake Mead National Recreation Area continue their search Tuesday for a male boater who reportedly went missing within the park on Saturday.

NPS spokeswoman Christie Vanover said around 9 a.m. on Saturday, the Lake Mead Interagency Communication Center received a call, reporting an overdue boater. Around 1 p.m. a Nevada Department of Wildlife game warden found the missing person’s vessel unoccupied on Lake Mead.

Brian W. Yule, 69, is described as a white male with gray hair and green eyes. He is 6 feet tall and weighs around 200 pounds. He was last seen around noon Aug. 10 leaving Callville Bay Marina on his blue and white 25-foot sailing vessel.

Vanover said it is not clear if Saturday’s severe weather was a factor at this time, but they are investigating that aspect. Mohave County and parts of Clark County, Lake Mead included, were inundated with heavy winds and rain around 6 p.m.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts and anyone who saw his boat is asked to call the Lake Mead Dispatch Center at 702-293-8998.

The National Park Service, Nevada Department of Wildlife and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department have been searching the area by land, water and air. The incident is under investigation.

 photos contributed by NPS

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