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Bodies recovered at Lake Mead, Make Mohave

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Updated: 8/05 3:35 am
BOULDER CITY -- Two bodies have been recovered at Lake Mead National Recreation Area in areas two men were reported missing July 20.

At 4:52 p.m. Friday, the Lake Mead Interagency Communication Center received a call from a visitor reporting a body was seen floating near river mile 44 on Lake Mohave. Rangers responded and recovered the body of a man from the Nevada shoreline.

A 53-year-old Las Vegas man was reported missing near this area around river mile 46 July 20 after jumping off his boat to go swimming without a life jacket. The Clark County Medical Examiner will confirm the victim’s identity and determine his cause of death.

Around 11:30 a.m. Monday, volunteers from Earth Resource Group, using advanced underwater equipment, located a body 340 feet underwater near Lake Mead’s Boulder Islands. National Park Service rangers, Nevada Department of Wildlife game wardens, and volunteers recovered the body.

A 25-year-old Las Vegas man was reported missing in this area after swimming without a life jacket July 20. The Clark County coroner's office will confirm the victim’s identity and determine his cause of death.

Both incidents are still under investigation.

--Lake Mead National Recreation Area news release

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