69°F
weather icon Clear

Body of Las Vegas man recovered at Lake Mead

Officials have recovered a body from the area where a 30-year-old Las Vegas man went missing June 23 at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

A thorough grid search was conducted that afternoon in the cove where the victim was last scene, but was called off due to high winds.

The National Park Service, Nevada Department of Wildlife and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Search and Rescue resumed search operations June 24 around 6 a.m.

Just before 10 a.m. Metro divers located a body. They recovered it from the water just before 11 a.m. The Clark County Medical Examiner will confirm the identity and determine the cause of death.

The victim was reportedly swimming with friends in the Virgin Basin without a lifejacket when he struggled and disappeared underwater. The National Park Service strongly encourages visitors to wear lifejackets while swimming, especially when high winds are forecast.

The National Park Service and Nevada Department of Wildlife are investigating the incident.

Don't miss the big stories. Like us on Facebook.
THE LATEST
Rescue efforts at lake save 12 from capsized boat

Weather, including strong winds and flash flooding, resulted in more than 80 incidents at Lake Mead National Recreation Area on Sunday, May 10, including two capsized vessels.

Visitors flock to Lake Mead

Tired of being cooped up at home, visitors swarmed Lake Mead National Recreation Area on Saturday, May 2, after the park opened to annual pass holders.

Lake Mead remains popular tourist attraction

For the third consecutive year, Lake Mead National Recreation Area has ranked as the National Park Service’s sixth-most-visited recreation site.

 
Eagle eyes keep bird count accurate

When it comes to counting bald eagles, technology has to take a back seat to good old-fashioned fieldwork. At Lake Mead National Recreation Area, that means biologists, binoculars and boats.

Official lauds state’s water conservation activities

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman said Dec. 11 that Nevada has been a national leader in water conservation by reducing demand on the Colorado River and investing in infrastructure over the past two decades.

Birthday Worth Celebrating

Noel Tipon, left, of Kailua, Hawaii, accepts a cupcake from Thomas Valencia, a ranger at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, as the park celebrated its 55th birthday Tuesday, Oct. 8. Joining in the cake cutting ceremonies was park ranger Matt Caire.

Boulder Beach camp area gets renovation; lake trails reopen

Lake Mead National Recreation Area is undergoing some improvements as one of its campgrounds is being renovated and three of its trails have reopened after being closed because of safety concerns.