August 27, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Park officials say they rescued more than 40
people at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area amid Fourth of
July winds that capsized some boats.
National Park Service spokesman Randy Lavasseur says monsoon
conditions Wednesday were partly to blame for six watercraft
accidents, two disabled vessels, and four medical calls.
Gusts that reached 50 mph formed waves that battered some boats,
but Turner says nobody was injured in the capsizings.
Officials say one man on the water was taken to the hospital
Wednesday with a leg injury that wasn't related to the sunken
boats. Another man nearly drowned and was airlifted to Las Vegas.
Rangers say they're expecting half a million visitors at Lake
Mead and Lake Mohave in the 10 days on and around the Fourth of
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