Extra human stays have been discovered at Lake Mead as water ranges drop

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More human remains were found at Lake Mead on Saturday – the fourth set of remains found since May – as scorching drought water levels continue to drop.

Visitors found the remains around 11:15 am at Swim Beach in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Nevada and called park rangers, the National Park Service (NPS) said in a statement.

Park rangers set up a perimeter to recover the remains with the help of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department dive team.

The Clark County Medical Examiner has been contacted to determine the cause of death, officials said.

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As drought continues to lower Lake Mead’s water levels, the National Park Service said Saturday that more human remains have been found – the fourth set since May.
(AP Photo/John Locher, File)

No details were immediately provided about how long the remains had been in the lake or the gender of the person because the investigation is still ongoing.

The IS last body found at Lake Mead was on July 25, when visitors asked park rangers to find the remains partially covered in mud at the water line of the swimming area along the shore north of Hemenway Bay marina.

The coroner said at the time of the discovery of the third body that her office was continuing to work to identify a man whose body was found on May 1 in a rusty barrel in the Hemenway Bay area and a man whose bones were found on May 7 in a newly surfaced sand bar in next to. Callville Bay.

A sunken boat sits on cracked ground hundreds of feet from the shore of Lake Mead at Lake Mead National Recreation Area on May 10, 2022, near Boulder City, Nevada.

A sunken boat sits on cracked ground hundreds of feet from the shore of Lake Mead at Lake Mead National Recreation Area on May 10, 2022, near Boulder City, Nevada.
(AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Persistent Western drought after the shores of the park were reshaped, and in June, the depth of Lake Mead is the lowest it has been since 1937.

NASA released images of Nevada’s Lake Mead last month that show the rapid decline of the lake’s water since 2000. The reservoir last reached capacity in the summer of 1999, according to NASA.

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When it is full, the The largest reservoir in the United States reaching an elevation of 1,220 feet and holds 9.3 trillion gallons (36 trillion liters) of water.

Fox News’ Julia Musto and Sarah Rumpf, along with The Associated Press, contributed to this report.

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