August 20, 2014
LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Nev. (AP) - The National
Park Service says the death of a 22-year-old Mexican man at a Lake
Mohave beach appears to be a drowning.
Adolfo Conchas-Rodriguez' body was recovered from about 10 feet
of water after he disappeared Thursday while swimming at Cottonwood
Cove near Searchlight, a town about 50 miles south of Las Vegas.
The Clark County coroner did not make an immediate ruling on the
cause of death.
Park Service Chief Ranger Mary Hinson says it doesn't appear alcohol or drugs were a factor. She says Conchas-Rodriguez was not wearing a life vest, and called the case a presumed drowning.
Officials said he had been visiting family members in North Las Vegas.
Lake Mohave is the reservoir formed by Davis Dam on the Colorado River. The case was the second drowning and 12th fatality this year
at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
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