LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The National Park Service is reminding the public only to use approved flotation devices when visiting Lake Mead.
NPS reports the use of prohibited pool toys has led to multiple drownings. Those devices include inflatable armbands, beach balls, and pool noodles.
The key difference between prohibited floating devices and approved floating devices is the approval of the United States Coast Guard.
Prohibited floating devices often have warnings stating they aren’t intended for use in lakes or large open bodies of water according to NPS.
More information on swimming at Lake Mead can be found nps.gov.