One Dead, Two Missing In Lake Mead National Recreation Area Boating Accident
One man has died and two were missing Saturday in a boating accident at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
According to park officials, the three were reported missing Thursday by a family member after they didn’t call in for the night during a multi-day boating trip. Their capsized 1977 Glastron boat was located the following morning.
One of the missing men was found a half-mile north of the vessel on Friday. The man, whose identity was not immediately released, was pronounced dead by the Clark County (Nevada) Medical Examiner.
Officials launched a land, water, and air search Saturday for the two other men. The search team consisted of four National Park Service vessels with rangers and side scan sonar, one Nevada Department of Wildlife vessel, Metro Air and Civil Air Patrol.
Ground crews from the Red Rock Search and Rescue team were searching around seven miles of land on both sides of the shore.