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Male Body Washes Ashore On Ariz. Side Of Lake Mead

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (AP) — Authorities are investigating after the body of a 54-year-old man washed ashore on the Arizona side of Lake Mead across from Sentinel Island.

Rangers from the Lake Mead National Recreation Area say they got several reports of the body washing up to an area north of Castle Cove about 1 p.m. Thursday.

Rangers arriving by boat confirmed the death.

The identity of the person who died hasn’t been released yet. The death is under investigation.

Authorities say the victim was discovered near an inflatable kayak that was still inflated.

A personal floatation device was found on board, but wasn’t on the victim at the time of discovery.

According to park rangers, no cause of death was apparent.

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