65-foot yacht sinks while slipped at Lake Mead marina

Photo: Image by National Park Service

65-foot yacht sinks while slipped at Lake Mead marina

By Krista Hostetler. CREATED Oct 21, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- A 65-foot yacht sunk while slipped at Temple Bar Marina on Lake Mead.

It happened on Friday, Oct. 18.

The 1996 Skipperliner began taking on water around 9:30 a.m. and sunk within minutes. Nobody was on board and no injuries were reported.

The boat is partially submerged in 45-foot deep water.

Vessel Assist, out of Lake Havasu City, will salvage the boat later this week. No hazardous waste has been observed at this time.

Initial assessments indicate an equipment failure may be the cause.

National Park Service park rangers are investigating the incident.

The Associated Press is reporting the yacht belongs to Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton.

Krista Hostetler

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