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Missing swimmer recovered

The body of a 30-year-old Las Vegas man who went missing Tuesday was recovered from Lake Mead around 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Around 4 p.m., family members who were searching the area with snorkel gear discovered what they thought was a body underwater. The Metropolitan Police Department Search and Rescue Dive Team recovered the victim, Dindo Gavarra, about 13 feet underwater and 75 feet from shore. He was not wearing a life jacket.

Gavarra was reported missing at 11:52 a.m. Tuesday. He had jumped from a houseboat to swim to shore with others and when hen everyone got to shore, they noticed he was missing, according to the National Park Service.

The Clark County Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.

The search continues for two other swimmers who went missing Sunday. A 53-year-old Las Vegas man was last seen going underwater south of Willow Beach on Lake Mohave. Rangers continue to patrol the area by air and boat.

Crews also are looking for a 25-year-old Las Vegas man who was last seen going underwater near the Boulder Islands on Lake Mead. Volunteers from Earth Resource Group are planning to help with the search next week, using advanced underwater search equipment.

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