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LAKE MEAD (FOX5) -
The Clark County coroner on Monday identified a man whose body was discovered 30 feet down a ridge near Nelson Road in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Manuel Stanley Vargas, 26, lived in North Las Vegas.
Police said that at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday a visitor notified a park ranger about having seen a man wandering the desert near Placer Cove Road. Park rangers, along with members of a wildland fire crew and Metro Search and Rescue, began searching the area.
Crews located the body just after 8 p.m.
Vargas' cause of death will be determined in the coming days.
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