LAS VEGAS (AP) – Authorities talk about man barrel remains was discovered in Lake Mead.
Sailors spotted the barrel Sunday afternoon and the National Park Service was alerted.
The agency reported in Rangers’ statement searched area close to Hemenway harbor and found barrel with skeleton remains. They work with Las Vegas Police.
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Shauna Hollister told KLAS-TV in Las Vegas that she and her husband moored their boat when they heard a woman scream. Then they saw the body which also had a shirt and belt visible.
The barrel may have been visible due to low water levels in Lake Mead due to the ongoing drought.
Massive arid reservoir on The Colorado River is so depleted that Las Vegas is now pumping water from the depths of Lake Mead, where other downstream states have no water. access.
Lakes Mead and Powell upstream are the largest made reservoirs in USA, part of a system which provides water more than 40 million peopletribes, agriculture and industry in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and across the southern border in Mexico.