A fourth set of human remains is found at Lake Mead as the water level keeps dropping

A fourth set of human remains is found at Lake Mead as the water level keeps dropping

Published August 8, 2022
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Since May, authorities have now uncovered four sets of human remains at Lake Mead, as the country’s largest reservoir deals with extremely low water levels. Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

Park rangers and the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s dive team set a perimeter to recover the remains, officials said. The investigation is ongoing and the county’s medical examiner is determining the cause of death.

Nevada, Arizona and California, along with the federal government, reached a $200 million deal to try to keep more water in Lake Mead this year and next, according to Alex Hager from Colorado’s KUNC member station.