Body found in Lake Mead near where jet skier went missing

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A body was found and recovered from Lake Mead, the National Park Service announced on July 6.

National Park Service

A woman disappeared in Lake Mead after falling from a jet ski a few days ago, park officials said.

Now a the body was found in the same field.

A body has been found near the Boulder Islands on Nevada’s Lake Mead, the National Park Service announced on Wednesday (July 6). He was discovered near where a woman went missing on June 30.

“National Park Service rangers and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Search and Rescue Unit located and recovered the body using a remote-operated vehicle,” park officials said in the statement. Press release.

The county medical examiner will confirm the person’s identity and determine the cause of death. Park officials are still investigating the incident.

Authorities began searching for a woman nearly a week earlier, McClatchy News previously reported. On Thursday, June 30, they received a report that two people fell from a jet ski at Lake Mead, and one of them was missing.

“One individual, a male, was found while the second individual, a female, has not been seen since going into the water,” officials said in a statement. “None were wearing life jackets.”

Park officials did not reveal the identity of the woman.

Lake Mead is the the largest reservoir in the United States, according to the National Park Service. It encompasses over 750 miles of shoreline. In 2021, more than 7.6 million people visited the recreation area.

Maddie Capron is a real-time McClatchy reporter specializing in the outdoors and wildlife in the western United States. She graduated from Ohio University and previously worked at CNN, the Idaho Statesman and the Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism.

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