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Man found at Lake Mead identified

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Two boaters are missing at Lake Mead after their boat capsized sometime on Thursday, according to the National Park Service.

Three Las Vegas men were on a multi-day boating trip and failed to call family Thursday night.

Crews began searching for the men at daybreak on Friday, locating the capsized boat at Echo Bay. One of the men was located by air about 2:30 p.m., about a half mile north of the vessel. He was unresponsive when located. He was later declared deceased.

The Clark County Coroner's Office has identified the man found as 48-year-old Oscar Dixon Jr. from North Las Vegas. Dixon's manner of death has not been released.

"Our team will continue to search. If we believe that there is a chance that we can rescue these individuals, we're going to continue the search," said National Park Service public affairs officer Christie Vanover.

The search team consists of three National Park Service vessels with nine rangers, one Nevada Department of Wildlife boat with three wardens, as well as a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department air team and dive rescue team.

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