Henderson man missing at Lake Mead

A 45-year-old Henderson man went missing at Lake Mead Saturday afternoon after officials said high winds blew him further from his boat.

According to National Park Services spokesperson Christie Vanover, the man and two other adults were swimming at Boulder Basin when the winds began to pick up. As wind gusts increased to 30 miles per hour, the three men drifted from their boat, Vanover said.

Two men made it back to the boat, while the other man, who Vanover said wasn’t wearing a life jacket, did not return. Eight people were onboard the pontoon before the three men went swimming, she said.

The National Park Services and Department of Wildlife began searching for him at about 4:45 p.m. Saturday, but called off the search later in the evening because of high winds, Vanover said. They resumed their search on Sunday.

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