Divers find body of man who fell from boat at Lake Mead

Authorities have found the body of a man who fell off a boat in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area late Wednesday, according to the National Park Service.

Park Service spokeswoman Christie Vanover said Las Vegas police divers found the man’s body in about 15 feet of water. Metro’s search and rescue unit found the body at approximately 2 p.m. on Thursday at Lake Mead’s Callville Bay Marina. The man was in his mid-3os, and authorities believe he lived in Las Vegas.

His identity and cause of death will be released by the Clark County coroner’s office once his family has been notified.

The Park Service said it received a call shortly before 9 p.m. Wednesday reporting that a man had fallen from the front of a boat near Callville Bay Marina and disappeared under water. The marina is about 45 miles from Las Vegas.

Park rangers responded Wednesday night, and the search was ongoing Thursday morning with assistance from Las Vegas police and a dive team, the Park Service said.

Witnesses told first responders that the man had been drinking and was not wearing a life jacket, according to the Park Service.

The cause of his fall is still being investigated, and the coroner will try to determine whether it was alcohol-related, Vanover said.

Wesley Juhl contributed to this report. Contact Ricardo Torres at rtorres@reviewjournal.com and 702-383-0381. Find him on Twitter: @rickytwrites.