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Search grows for missing Lake Mead boaters; victim identified

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Updated: 2/22/2014 5:29 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV & AP) -- Authorities are resuming their search for two missing Las Vegas men a day after the body of a third man who was with them was found in Lake Mead.

Shortly before noon Saturday the Clark County coroner's office identified the victim as 48-year-old North Las Vegas resident Oscar Dixon Jr. No cause or manner of death has been determined.

National Park Service spokeswoman Christie Vanover says officials are conducting a search on land, sea and in the air Saturday.

Officials will conduct a land, sea and air search today. The search team will consist of four National Park Service vessels with rangers and side scan sonar, a Nevada Department of Wildlife vessel, Metro Air and Civil Air Patrol. About 40 Red Rock Search and Rescue volunteers will comb around seven miles of land on both sides of the shore.

Authorities say all three men, who were on a multi-day boating trip, were reported missing late Thursday by a family member who said they hadn't called in for the night.

Their capsized boat was discovered around 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Colorado River reservoir behind Hoover Dam.

Vanover says the body of one of the men, whose identity hasn't been released, was discovered a half-mile away.

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