BOULDER CITY -- Two bodies have been recovered at Lake Mead National Recreation Area in areas two men were reported missing July 20.
At 4:52 p.m. Friday, the Lake Mead Interagency Communication Center received a call from a visitor reporting a body was seen floating near river mile 44 on Lake Mohave. Rangers responded and recovered the body of a man from the Nevada shoreline.
A 53-year-old Las Vegas man was reported missing near this area around river mile 46 July 20 after jumping off his boat to go swimming without a life jacket. The Clark County Medical Examiner will confirm the victim’s identity and determine his cause of death.
Around 11:30 a.m. Monday, volunteers from Earth Resource Group, using advanced underwater equipment, located a body 340 feet underwater near Lake Mead’s Boulder Islands. National Park Service rangers, Nevada Department of Wildlife game wardens, and volunteers recovered the body.
A 25-year-old Las Vegas man was reported missing in this area after swimming without a life jacket July 20. The Clark County coroner's office will confirm the victim’s identity and determine his cause of death.
Both incidents are still under investigation.
--Lake Mead National Recreation Area news release