Another Body Found in Lake Mead

Authorities have warned more could come as reservoir's water level drops
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2022 1:31 AM CDT
More Human Remains Found in Lake Mead
This photo taken Monday, April 25, 2022, by the Southern Nevada Water Authority shows the top of Lake Mead drinking water Intake No. 1 above the surface level of the Colorado River reservoir behind Hoover Dam.   (Southern Nevada Water Authority via AP)

(Newser) – Less than a week after a body was found on the newly exposed bottom of Lake Mead, another body has been found. The set of human skeletal remains was found Saturday afternoon in the Calville Bay area, USA Today reports. An investigation is underway, and no cause of death or identity has yet been established. As the country's largest reservoir rapidly depletes due to a historic drought, authorities have warned more bodies could turn up. Lake Mead's water level is currently at 1,055 feet, the lowest since 1937, the year after the Hoover Dam created the human-made reservoir on the Nevada-Arizona border. KTNV has photos of the newest remains found. (Or click here for more on the first set found.)

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