Man Drowns While Swimming at Lake Mead in Nevada
The National Park Service is reporting that a man who was swimming near Boulder Beach at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada on Sunday died of an apparent drowning.
According to Ricardo Torres of the Las Vegas Review-Journal, authorities were contacted at around 1:10 p.m. local time about a man possibly drowning in the Lake Mead reservoir near Boulder City.
Park rangers arrived on the scene a short time later and found bystanders performing CPR on the victim. Officials continued the life-saving efforts, but the park service reports the man was pronounced dead on the scene at about 1:45 p.m. local time.
The report claims the man was not wearing a life jacket. The drowning is still under investigation, and the victim’s name was not released to the public.
National Park Service officials told Rachel Moore of Fox5.com that this was the first “deadly drowning” rangers have responded to, and patrons are warned to stay safe at Lake Mead as the summer season kicks into high gear.
Rangers offer several suggestions, including giving young children life vests when going in the water, avoiding alcohol before or during a swim and taking shelter when a storm breaks.
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