A 51-year-old Colorado man died Saturday after suffering an apparent heart attack while on Lake Mead.

National Park Service rangers said the man was part of a group on personal watercraft going toward the Hoover Dam from Hemenway Harbor about 10 a.m. when the man fell off and went into the water.

Other people in the group pulled the man out of the water since he was wearing a life jacket and got him onto a nearby boat, which took the man to shore, National Park Service spokesman Andrew Muñoz said.

The boaters began CPR on the man. Responding rangers and medical personnel said he still had a pulse before they sent him via helicopter to the hospital, but the man was pronounced dead about noon, Munoz said.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office will determine the man’s official cause of death and will release his name after next of kin are notified.




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