Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 | 4:05 p.m.
Approximate location of discovery
Park rangers Thursday afternoon at Lake Mead discovered a body washed up on the shoreline on the Arizona side of the lake, according to a statement from the National Park Service.
Officials at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area received several reports of a body along the shoreline beginning around 1 p.m.
Rangers responding to the scene by boat discovered a deceased 54-year-old male along the shoreline north of Castle Cove and across from Sentinel Island at 1:49 p.m. The body was found in Arizona, about two and a half miles northeast of the Hoover Dam.
An inflatable kayak with a personal flotation device on board was found nearby, officials said, but no cause of death was apparent.
The incident is under investigation and the body will be taken to the Mohave County Coroner’s Office after aerial photos of the scene have been taken, the statement said.
The man’s identity will be released once his next-of-kin has been notified.