1 dead, more than a dozen rescued in Lake Mead incidents
26-year-old Manuel Stanley Vargas of North Las Vegas
Boulder City, NV (KTNV) -- Numerous serious heat-related issues popped up at Lake Mead over the weekend.
One man died of unknown causes, five people were treated for heat-related illness and more than a dozen people were rescued in separate incidents at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, a visitor notified a park ranger that they saw a man wandering in the desert near Placer Cover Road.
Crews searched the area with the assistance of Las Vegas police.
Just after 8 p.m., the man was found dead, 30-feet down a ridge near Nelson Road.
The man was identified as 26-year-old Manuel Stanley Vargas of North Las Vegas. His cause of death is still pending.
On Saturday, witnesses said an 18-year-old Las Vegas man was rescued after he tried to swim from Government Wash to an island without a life jacket.
The man was retrieved from the water and taken to safety.
In separate incidents over the weekend, five people were provided emergency medical services for heat-related symptoms and more than a dozen were safely rescued by park rangers, partner agencies and bystanders.