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Missing swimmer found at Lake Mead identified

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The body found at Lake Mead on May 22 has been identified.

The Clark County Coroner's office identified the man that had been missing in the water since May 10, as 45-year-old Edwin Vivas. Vivas died from drowning and his death was ruled an accident.

According to the National Park Service, rangers located the body south of Castle Reef in the Boulder Basin of the lake at 9:50 a.m.

On Saturday, May 10, NPS rangers said the man, who was not wearing a life jacket, was swimming in the water with two other people at the time. High winds caused the man to struggle in the water before he disappeared below the surface, rangers said.

Rangers, members of Nevada Department of Wildlife and volunteers from Earth Resource Group took part in seeking the man.

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