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1 dead in possible drowning at Lake Mohave

1 dead in possible drowning at Lake Mohave

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Aug 11, 2014

Boulder City, NV (KTNV) -- A 79-year-old man from Riverside, California, was recovered from the waters of Lake Mohave near Paiute Cove on Sunday.

Around 2:30 p.m., the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Interagency Communication Center received a call reporting the man went into the water, began to struggle and disappeared underwater.

National Park Service park rangers, Nevada Department of Wildlife game wardens and Bullhead City Fire Department divers responded to the scene and recovered the victim.

The Clark County Medical Examiner will confirm the victim's identity and determine his cause of death.

Witnesses reported the man was not wearing a life jacket.

The incident is under investigation.

Krista Hostetler

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Krista Hostetler is currently the Senior Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.