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Body of 18-year-old man recovered at Lake Mohave

The body of an 18-year-old man was recovered at Lake Mohave on June 4, according to the National Park Service.

The Clark County coroner’s office identified the man as Jameson Pasigan of Las Vegas.

Park officials received a call from a witness at approximately 4 p.m. who said Pasigan disappeared while swimming across Morning Star Cove with a friend.

According to the Park Service, winds had reached about 20 mph and waves were estimated to be up to a foot high. Pasigan was not wearing a life jacket, they said.

The Park Service responded to the scene and began an immediate search. The Las Vegas Police Search and Rescue Dive Team was called in to assist and eventually recovered Pasigan’s body, the Park Service said.

Swimming advisory continues at Lake Mead, Lake Mohave

The appearance of algae at Lake Mead and Lake Mohave has changed prompting National Park Service officials to advise people to avoid swimming in areas when the green algae is visible on the surface or appears suspended in the water.

According to the Park Service, it is not possible to predict the daily locations of algae, as it shifts hourly with wind and waves. However, there are no longer large mats of algae present in the lakes, as there were in March.

There may be isolated pockets of algae in coves, and the algae may appear on the surface or as a green suspension in the water. Officials recommend avoiding both.

As a precaution, visitors should avoid swimming, scuba diving, waterskiing or jetskiing in the area, ensure pets do not drink or go into the water, and avoid touching residue on the shoreline.

If contact occurs, rinse thoroughly with clean water.

Health issues related to contact with algae may range from rashes and skin irritations to gastrointestinal illness.

Pipe bombs discovered at Lake Mohave

Three pipe bombs were discovered in Lake Mohave at about 2 p.m. Tuesday, according to the National Park Service.

A visitor called the Park Service to report two suspicious looking pipes in the water near Turkey Cove south of Katherine Landing, the Park Service said.

After temporarily closing the area, the Kingman Police Department and Arizona Department of Public Safety bomb squad technicians investigated the scene and declared the area safe.

The contents of the pipe bomb are still under investigation.

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