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Searchers find body of teen drowned at Lake Mead

The body of a teenager who drowned in Lake Mead was recovered Sunday night, a spokeswoman for Lake Mead National Recreation Area said.

The teenager went missing shortly after 5:30 p.m. Sunday near Boulder Harbor. The Lake Mead National Recreation Area Interagency Communication Center received an emergency call that reported a teenager had been “under water for more than five minutes,” the National Park Service said.

Park service rangers requested the assistance of Metro search and rescue divers to help with the search for the body Sunday night. The body was found at 9:50 p.m., said Chelsea Kennedy, public relations specialist, Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

The Clark County coroner was en route to the scene Sunday night, she said.

No additional information on the person or circumstances was immediately available.

Contact Christian Bertolaccini at cbertolaccini@reviewjournal.com and 702-383-0381. Find @bertolaccini on Twitter.

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