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NEWS: Body recovered from Lake Mohave

LAKE MEAD: Teenager went missing after jumping into water to aid distressed swimmer

iH file photo by Buford Davis

iH file photo by Buford Davis

-A body has been recovered in Placer Cove on Lake Mohave where a teenage boy went missing April 1.

National Park Service rangers began searching the area around 12:30 p.m. April 1 after witnesses said a teen jumped from a cliff to help a swimmer below, according to a National Park Service statement. The swimmer made it to safety, but witnesses said the teenager was seen going underwater.

Rangers located the body underwater using sonar and called in the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Search and Rescue Dive Team for support. The dive team recovered the body.

The Clark County Medical Examiner will confirm the victim’s identity and determine the cause of death. The incident is under investigation. | iH


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