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September 22, 2014

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2 bodies recovered at Lake Mead National Recreation Area

​The bodies of two swimmers who went missing at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area on July 20 have been recovered.

On Friday afternoon, a visitor reported seeing a body floating on Lake Mohave, recreation area spokeswoman Christie Vanover said.

Rangers responded to find the body of a man on the Nevada shoreline.

He is believed to be the 53-year-old man who went missing in the area after he jumped off his boat to go swimming without a life jacket, Vanover said.

At 11:30 a.m. today, volunteers from the Earth Resource Group discovered a second body about 300 feet underwater near Lake Mead's Boulder Islands, Vanover said.

The body is believed to be that of a 25-year-old Las Vegas man who went missing after swimming in the area without a life jacket.

The Clark County Coroner's Office will release the names and cause of death of the victims after they have been properly identified.

The incidents are under investigation, Vanover said.

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