Second boat capsizes on lake


A 23-foot boat capsized and sank late Thursday on Lake Mead, becoming the second vessel to overturn that day amid high winds on the water.

All 10 passengers swam to shore, and no one was hurt, said Andrew Munoz, spokesman for the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

The boat capsized about 9:30 p.m. near Sandy Cove. Wind gusts reached up to 40 mph Thursday.

Hours before the sinking, six people were rescued after waves overturned their boat. One woman suffered exhaustion and cuts.

Conditions on the lake are forecast to be milder throughout the weekend with temperatures in the 90s and wind gusts between 10 and 15 mph.

 

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