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Missing Henderson man presumed drowned at Lake Mead

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LAKE MEAD (FOX5) -

A Henderson man who went missing in Lake Mead since May 10 is presumed drowned, a spokesperson for the recreation area said Thursday.

According to National Park Service spokesperson Christie Vanover, the search for the 45-year-old near Castle Reef in the Boulder Basin of the lake has become a recovery mission.

Vanover said volunteers with Earth Resource Group joined the search with the use of tools that can go to deeper lengths.

Rangers with NPS said the man went underwater on the afternoon of May 10 while swimming with two other people. Citing witnesses, rangers said high winds caused their boat to drift away and waves to become too overwhelming.

Only two of the three swimmers made it back safely.

Rangers also noted the water where the boat was located that day is 150 feet deep.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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