Thousands visit Lake Mead on Labor Day Weekend
Thousands visited Lake Mead for the Labor Day Holiday weekend.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Thousands of people visited Lake Mead for the Labor Day Holiday weekend.
"The weather was great, the water was calm... it couldn't have been any better" said Danny Paquett, a local resident spending the holiday out on the lake.
National Park Rangers, Nevada Department of Wildlife, and Arizona Game and Fish Wardens were all patrolling the area this weekend.
At last check: 48 citations had been written, 11 tickets for disorderly conduct had been issued, and there were 11 boating accidents.
Two fatalities occured in the Lake Mead area over the long weekend: a person died from a car rollover crash and a fisherman drowned while trying to untangle his fishing line.
The fisherman has been identified as 49-year-old Roderick Rayford from North Las Vegas. Rayford drowned while trying to free his line that had gotten snagged on a plant. Rayford's body eventually washed up on shore.