Windy day ends with second boat capsized at Lake Mead; 10 escape injury

A second boat capsized and sunk late last night on Lake Mead National Recreation Area. All 10 people aboard the 23-foot boat safely made it to shore, park officials said.

The accident occurred around 9:30 p.m., park spokesman Andrew Munoz said. It is unknown why the boat carrying visitors from Los Angeles capsized near Sandy Cove. The group made it to land and were rescued by park rangers around 11:45 p.m.

There were no injuries, Munoz said.

Wind gusts reached up to 40 miles per hour yesterday, jostling boaters and visitors to the Lake Mead National Recreational Area.

Hours before Thursday night’s sinking, six people had to be rescued when high waves caused their boat to capsize. The people were retrieved from the water around 3 p.m., an hour after a person on a jet ski notified rangers. One woman suffered exhaustion and some cuts, but otherwise there were no injuries.

Meteorologists at the National Weather Service said conditions on the lake will be milder today with temperatures in the upper 90s and wind gusts between 10 and 15 miles per hour.

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