Man presumed drowned at Lake Mead
A man is dead after rangers at Lake Mead were searching for a missing swimmer Sunday. Video by ktnv.comvideo
Lake Mead National Recreation Area (KTNV) -- A man is dead after rangers at Lake Mead were searching for a missing swimmer Sunday.
Rangers began their search after the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Interagency Communication Center received a marine band radio emergency call just after 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Rangers located the man’s body in 30 feet of water on Sunday.
The Clark County Coroner identified the victim as 46-year-old Kiangsak Ratana from Las Vegas. He was not wearing a personal flotation device when he was swimming, according to witnesses.
The marine radio call said a male swimmer had gone missing near Sandy Cove. Park rangers began a coordinated search immediately after receiving the call. The overnight search was concluded at 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning crews resumed their search with help from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Search and Rescue Unit Dive Team.
Park Rangers are continuing to investigate to determine the final cause of the presumed drowning.