UPDATE: Coroner identifies teen who died at Lake Mohave

UPDATE JULY 24: The Mohave County coroner has identifed the deceased as 17-year-old Esteban Arreaga. His city of residence is unknown. The official cause of death is drowning. His death was ruled accidental.


A teen male from Southern California died at Lake Mead National Recreation Area while swimming July 15.

At 12:22 p.m. the Lake Mead Interagency Communication Center received a report of a possible drowning at Cabinsite Cove on Lake Mohave.

While the incident is still being investigated, officials said the victim was swimming out to a person on a raft. When the raft started floating further from shore, the victim began to panic and went underwater. 

The teen was located 45 feet below the surface and was recovered by Bullhead City Police divers.

The incident is under investigation.

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