1 dead, 5 rescued during search and rescue at Lake Mead
Park rangers at Lake Mead National Recreation Area park conducted a search and rescue operation for two adult males and four Boy Scouts.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
Boulder City, NV (KTNV) -- Park rangers at Lake Mead National Recreation Area park and its partners conducted a search and rescue operation for two adult males and four Boy Scouts in the White Rock Canyon area on Saturday.
69-year-old Clawson Bowman Jr. of Las Vegas was found dead. The other adult male and four boys were rescued with heat-related issues.
Just after 1 p.m. Saturday, reports were called in to emergency personnel, stating that four Boy Scouts were lost near the Arizona Hot Springs.
Crews were dispatched to the area to conduct a search.
Then around 2:20 p.m., another call came in reporting that two adult males were suffering from heat stroke around the same area.
Rangers found Bowman around 3:20 p.m., about one-mile from the trailhead. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The second adult male was found in the area at around 3:40 p.m. He was provided advanced life support care until he was rescued by air at 5:54 p.m.
The Boy Scouts maintained phone communication with dispatchers throughout the search. They were located by Las Vegas police air support at 5 p.m.
All four boys were safely transported from the area and were treated by paramedics.
Officials with Lake Mead National Recreation Area said hiking in these extreme temperatures is highly discouraged.
The National Weather Services issued an excessive heat warning for the Lake Mead area until 8 p.m. on Sunday. Temps in the park were near or above 110 degrees on Saturday and are expected to remain in the triple digits over the next week.