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Search underway for missing Chicago man at Lake Mead

Search underway for missing Chicago man at Lake Mead

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Jun 21, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The National Park Service is searching for a 35-year-old man from Chicago after he went missing Thursday at Lake Mead.

He was last seen in the water near Sentinel Island in the Boulder Basin.

A call was received at 4:19 p.m. reporting that he had disappeared in the water. Witnesses say he jumped into the water and began to struggle. He was not wearing a life jacket.

Efforts to find the man had to be suspended at about 6:30 p.m. due to unsafe weather conditions.

The National Park Service and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's Search and Rescue began searching again early Friday morning.

Joyce Lupiani

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Joyce Lupiani is the managing editor for PositivelyLV.com and contributes to KTNV.com and NowTrending.com.