1 dead in Lake Mohave boating accident


An man is dead after a boating accident on Lake Mohave Saturday afternoon.

According to National Park Service officials, the incident occurred at 2:15 p.m. with the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Interagency Communication Center receiving a call that a visitor was cut by a boat propeller near Cactus Cove.

The Nevada Department of Wildlife and Arizona Game and Fish responded to the scene and pronounced the victim dead on arrival.

According to witnesses, the boat operator accidentally put the boat in reverse and ran over the victim.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Dive Team was called to assist with the recovery. The Mohave County Medical Examiner will confirm the victim’s identity and determine cause of death.

The National Park Service and Nevada Department of Wildlife are investigating the incident.

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