Authorities recovered skeletal human remains from the receding waters of Lake Mead on the weekend. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo
Aug. 7 (UPI) — Human remains were recovered from the receding waters of Lake Mead for the fifth time this season, National Park Service officials said.
National Park Service rangers received a crisis call reporting the discovery of “human skeletal remains” at Swim Beach in the Leake Mead National CAR PARK at about 11: 15 a.m. Saturday, the agency said in a statement.
“Park rangers responded and set a perimeter to recuperate the remains with support from NEVADA Metropolitan Police Department’s dive team,” the National Park Service said.
The Clark County Medical Examiner was contacted to find out an underlying cause of death and a study is ongoing.
At the very least four other sets of human remains have already been found this season as Lake Mead experiences historically low water levels.
In July, a couple of human remains was within Swim Lake and your body 22-year-old Lily Kristine Hatcher was found close to the Boulder Islands where she went missing on June 30.
The drop in water levels was also cited as grounds for the discovery of a 50-gallon barrel containing your body of a guy police believe was the victim of a bad murder in the mid-1970s or early 1980s.
Last August, the government declared a water shortage in the Colorado River Basin for the very first time, stating that the water level in Lake Mead, that is the biggest reservoir in the usa by volume, had fallen to at least one 1,067 feet above sea level and was at 35% capacity.