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UPDATE: Coroner says man drowned in June at Boulder Beach

Posted at 8:46 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-21 15:52:19-04

OCT. 21 UPDATE: The Clark County Coroner has determined the cause of death for Richard Soto III was drowning and his death has been ruled accidental.

JUNE 30 UPDATE: The Clark County Coroner has identified the man as 46-year-old Ricardo Soto, III of Las Vegas.

The National Park Service says a man is dead in a possible drowning at Boulder Beach in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area on Tuesday.

Just before 4:30 p.m., the park said it received a call of a man seen going underwater at the Boulder Beach swim beach after swimming in an inflatable raft.

Bystanders were able to pull the man from the water and began CPR. Rangers responded and took over patient care, according to the National Park Service.

However, the man was pronounced deceased at 5 p.m.

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Rangers said he was not wearing a life jacket and reminded visitors to secure their inflatables during high winds, as fatalities happen every year at the park from people swimming after inflatable pool toys and rafts.

The Clark County coroner's office will identify the man after the family has been notified along with releasing his cause of death.

The incident remains under investigation by the National Park Service.