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UPDATE: Body of swimmer who went missing near Hoover Dam recovered

Posted at 1:15 PM, Jul 30, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-08 20:20:07-04

UPDATE AUG. 8: The body of a 42-year-old Las Vegas man who went missing while swimming at Lake Mead July 30 was recovered Aug. 8.

The National Park Service, Hoover Dam Police, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department air and dive teams, the Nevada Department of Wildlife and Earth Resource Group have been involved in the search since his disappearance.

Around 6 a.m. Aug. 8, Earth Resource Group located the victim in the area where he was last seen.

The Clark County coroner will identify the victim and determine cause of death. The incident is under investigation.

UPDATE JULY 31: The 42-year-old man who was last seen swimming near the Hoover Dam at Lake Mead is still missing, according to the National Park Service.

The Earth Resource group is supporting the search effort with a specialized underwater remotely operated vehicle, which is capable of searching in deep waters. Water depths near the Hoover Dam area exceed 400 feet.


Search and Rescue crews are looking for a man who was last seen swimming in Lake Mead.

The National Park Service says two adult males were swimming from a boat on Lake Mead near the Hoover Dam around 10:45 a.m. Sunday. Both began to struggle. A National Park Service volunteer boat was in the area, and volunteers were able to save one of the men. The other was seen going underwater.

Hoover Dam Police, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police, and Nevada Department of Wildlife officials are helping the National Park Service with the search.

No further information is available at this time.