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Officials investigating infant's death at Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Posted at 7:01 PM, Dec 01, 2016

An infant died while camping with his family within Lake Mead National Recreation Area Nov. 26.

At 8:28 a.m. Nov. 26, the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Interagency Communication Center received a call, reporting that an infant was unresponsive and not breathing near the 33 Hole Overlook.

A Good Samaritan was boating in the area when he heard screams for help. He beached his vessel and provided CPR with the mother until units arrived on scene and took over patient care. The infant could not be revived and was pronounced dead at 9:08 a.m.

The Clark County Medical Examiner will confirm the victim’s identity and cause of death. The incident is under investigation by the National Park Service Investigative Services Branch.