Body Of Missing Swimmer Recovered At Lake Mead

Woman Was Last Seen On Wednesday

Mitch Kelly
June 29, 2020 - 6:17 am

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BOULDER CITY, Nevada – National Park Service rangers have recoved the body of a woman who went missing near Special Events Beach last Wednesday.

National Park Service rangers, Boulder City police, Las Vegas Metropolitan police and numerous friends and family combined on the search. Just before 11am on Saturday, the victim was found by a boater and recovered by rangers.

The Clark County Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death. The incident is under investigation. her identity hasn't been released.

Last Wednesday, the park received a call, reporting that six people were blown into the lake on an oversized inflatable flamingo. One individual jumped off to swim back to shore. As he began to struggle, others jumped into the water to help him.

He made it to shore and was transported by Boulder City Fire for medical treatment. It was reported that one of the females who jumped in the water didn’t make it to shore and was missing.

There are fatalities every year at the park associated with inflatable pool toys and rafts. Inflatables become uncontrollable during high winds. Wind gusts were at least 29 miles per hour at the time of the incident.

The park always recommends people leave their pool toys at home and only use Coast Guard-approved devices and equipment. As a reminder, visitors aboard all vessels, including paddleboards, canoes, kayaks and rafts, are required to have a properly fitted life jacket on board for all occupants.