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UPDATE: Lake Mead drowning victim identified

Posted at 3:09 PM, Aug 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-29 20:36:30-04

UPDATE: The woman who died at Lake Mead National Recreation Area was identified as Bonnie Wong from Las Vegas.


CLARK COUNTY, Nev. (KTNV) -- A woman died in a drowning at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Sunday afternoon.

National Parks Service officials said the 63-year-old woman was pronounced dead at 2:36 p.m. She was not wearing a life jacket.

Friends and acquaintances saw her come up from the water unconscious after snorkeling in the Overton arm of Lake Mead around 1:44 p.m. They transported her by boat, with CPR in progress, to Callville Bay where she was pronounced dead.

National Park Service, Nevada Department of Wildlife, Mercy Air and Callville Bay Resort and Marina responded to the scene.

The Clark County coroner will confirm the victim's identity and cause of death. The incident remains under investigation.

The female's death was the second fatal incident this weekend at Lake Mead National Recreation Area. A 48-year-old man from Florida died in a scuba diving incident Saturday afternoon.

This is a developing story. Check back to 13 Action News for updates.