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Body of teenage boy recovered at Lake Mohave

The body of a North Las Vegas teenager has been located in Lake Mohave after he was reported missing Tuesday night.

Lake Mead officials received a call about 5:10 p.m. about a boy who went underwater while swimming. The 17-year-old boy and a group of friends were cliff jumping near Placer Cove, according to the National Park Service. Shortly after, the group tried swimming across Morning Star Cove, about 50 yards away, when the boy began having difficulties, the Park Service said.

Two friends tried helping him to safety but were unable to, according to the Park Service.

The boy’s body was located after search and rescue teams from the Park Service and Las Vegas police went underwater to find him, Park Service spokeswoman Christie Vanover said.

The Clark County coroner’s office will release the boy’s identity once next of kin is notified.

This is the third cliff jumping-related fatality at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in 2015, and the second one at Morning Star Cove, Vanover said. Another teen presumably drowned while trying to swim across the same cove June 4, she added.

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