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Another person has disappeared at Lake Mead

 LAKE MEAD, Nev. -- Park rangers are searching for a man who disappeared while swimming north of Callville Bay Marina on Lake Mead.

According to witnesses, the man jumped from a houseboat to swim to shore with a group of people just before noon Tuesday. He has not been seen since.  Metro's Search and Rescue dive team has been requested to help in the search. The team's air unit did not find anyone, when it flew over the scene.

This is now the third active search going on at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area. Rangers and Metro Police are looking for a 53-year-old Las Vegas man who was reported missing just before noon Sunday south of Willow Beach on Lake Mohave. They are also looking for a 25-year-old Las Vegas man who disappeared just before 2:30 p.m. Sunday near the Boulder Islands on Lake Mead.

Both men jumped off boats to go swimming and neither of them were wearing life jackets.

Family and friends helping with search for missing swimmer

LAKE MEAD, Nev. -- The search continues for two missing swimmers who disappeared Sunday afternoon at Lake Mead.

The first call came in 11:45 a.m. south of Willow Beach and the second around 2:20 p.m. near Boulder Islands.

These are two unrelated incidents; however, neither swimmer was wearing life jackets.

Search and rescue dive teams were out all day Monday, searching for the missing swimmers.

Family members of one of the missing swimmers say they're not giving up on their own search just yet.

It has been a busy day at Lake Mead as park rangers and the Metro Police search and rescue dive team searched for the swimmers who disappeared.

"I think most people under estimate the dangers of the water and most people under estimate the hazard of Lake Mead," park ranger Mark Hnat said.

Irvin Andrade, 25 of Las Vegas, is one of the victims rescue teams have been looking for.

Search resumes for missing swimmers at Lake Mead

LAKE MEAD, Nev. - Search efforts resume Monday for two swimmers who disappeared in unrelated incidents at Lake Mead.

Park rangers suspended their searches Sunday night, but will resume Monday morning.

The first person disappeared Sunday before 12 p.m. at Lake Mohave, just south of Willow Beach. The National Park Service says a man jumped off a boat to go swimming and never resurfaced.

The second incident occurred Sunday shortly before 2:30 p.m. A man vanished while swimming near Boulder Islands.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Search and Rescue Dive Team aided both searches.

Rangers also rescued two people Sunday. A woman experienced trouble breathing while hiking in White Rock Canyon. Rangers located her and brought her to safety.

Another man nearly drowned while swimming at Ski Cove. Emergency crews air-lifted him to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Progress being made on third straw at Lake Mead

LAS VEGAS -- The more snow on the Rocky Mountains means more water eventually flows into Lake Mead, which keeps southern Nevada from a water shortage.

However, Lake Mead water levels are at their lowest point in decades. Nevada is in the middle of a six-year drought.

The water elevation is currently 1,082 feet, which is seven feet above the mark when a shortage can be declared.

On Thursday, the Southern Nevada Water Authority updated the public on the third drinking water intake at Lake Mead, also known as the third straw.

The intake allows SNWA to get water from deeper below the lake’s surface.

“It's a big project but it's a project that gives us a third option for getting water out of Lake Mead,” General Manager of SNWA John Entsminger said.

After six years, Entsminger says this enormous undertaking is 75 percent complete.

New charge filed against former foster-care worker

A former work at St. Jude’s Ranch for Children is facing charges of open and gross lewdness.

A former foster-care worker will face a third charge of open and gross lewdness in a sexual assault case referred to Clark County District Court by a Boulder City justice of the peace on Tuesday. 

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Virtual public meeting on I-11 project ends Friday

Virtual public meeting on I-11 project ends Friday

People have until the end of the week to weigh-in about plans for Interstate-11, which is the proposed highway to link Las Vegas and Phoenix.

Nevada Department of Transportation and the Arizona Department of Transportation are in the middle of a two-year study to look at the need for I-11 and how far they should extend it.

The departments are taking public input through Friday. All materials about the project are available at the study’s website, i11study.com.

Three public meetings were held in June and the month-long online virtual meeting started June 18 and it will close July 18.

One dead, one injured in crash near Lake Mead

BOULDER CITY, Nev. -- A 28-year-old Las Vegas woman is dead after the vehicle she was in rolled near the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Saturday night.

The accident happened shortly before 11 p.m. on Lakeshore Road. A National Park Service representative says emergency crews air-lifted the woman to a nearby hospital, where she died a short time later.

A Las Vegas man was also in the vehicle. Emergency crews transported him to the hospital with unknown injuries.

The Clark County Coroner's Office will identify the woman once next of kin have been notified.