The body of a teenager from Southern California was recovered from Lake Mohave early Saturday afternoon, the National Park Service said.
Lake Mead National Recreation Area spokeswoman Christie Vanover said the incident at Cabinsite Cove was reported about 12:22 p.m.
“Witnesses said the teen swam out to help another person in his party who became separated from a tube they were floating on,” Vanover said in a statement. “The victim, who was not wearing a life jacket, went underwater.”
Bullhead City Fire Department spokeswoman Lori Viles said divers from the department later recovered the body from about 45 feet below the lake surface.
The victim’s name was initially withheld; the Mohave County medical examiner will determine the cause of death.