2 Injured During Dive in Lake Mead Last Weekend

LAS VEGAS -- Two divers for the National Park Service were injured during a dive in Lake Mead Nov. 4.

The divers were taken to University Medical Center for treatment. One of the divers was released that day, and the second one was released Friday.

The pair were conducting a training dive in the Boulder Basin at about 120 feet when one of the divers noticed air bubbles near the other.

The divers came back to the surface using emergency procedures, according to the park service. When the divers came to the surface, they were brought aboard a boat and advanced life saving care was given until it arrived at Hemenway Harbor, where they were met by paramedics.

The park superintendent ordered a dive stand down until the incident can be reviewed. Park employees are not allowed to drive during this time.


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