Man dies while swimming at Lake Mohave

LAS VEGAS -- A 37-year-old man from Bullhead City, Arizona died while swimming at Lake Mohave Sunday.

According to the National Park Service, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area communication center got a call at around 12:30 p.m. Sunday that a man had disappeared while swimming at Cabinsite Cove. Park rangers were told the man was swimming out to get a raft that had blown away, and he was not wearing a life jacket.

Members of a dive class who were training nearby found the victim in about 40-feet of water. They brought him to the surface and tried to save him. The victim was taken to a hospital in Arizona where he was pronounced dead at around 1:40 p.m.

Winds were gusting to nearly 20 miles per hour at the time of the incident.

The Mohave County Medical Examiner will release the man's name and cause of death.


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