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Man dies in apparent drowning at Lake Mead

A man died Sunday afternoon after an apparent drowning near Boulder Beach at Lake Mead National Recreation Area, the park service said.

First responders were called to the area about 1:10 p.m., according to a news release. A caller reported to them that the man was swimming and appeared to be drowning.

When park rangers arrived, they found bystanders performing CPR on the man, park spokeswoman Christie Vanover said.

Rangers took over the rescue efforts, but the man was pronounced dead about 1:45 p.m., the park service said. He had not been wearing a life jacket.

The man will be identified by the Clark County coroner’s office.

Further details were not immediately available.

Contact Ricardo Torres at rtorres@reviewjournal.com and 702-383-0381. Find him on Twitter: @rickytwrites.

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