Lake Mead Boat Accident Results in Two Deaths

The Nevada Department of Wildlife is investigating a Lake Mead boating accident that occurred in the Callville Bay area at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday and resulted in the deaths of two people from Las Vegas Valley.

The victim’s names are being withheld pending notification of family. One is an adult female and the other is an adult male who were riding together.

NDOW game wardens are investigating the cause of the accident which involved the collision of two vessels. Paul J. Robinson, 57, of Henderson was arrested at the scene and transported to the Clark County Detention Center where he was booked on suspicion of operating a vessel while under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. Other charges are pending results of the ongoing investigation.

Assisting game wardens at the scene were officers from the National Park Service and Nevada Highway Patrol.

“Our thoughts go out to the family members of all who were involved in this unfortunate accident,” said Game Warden Lieutenant Chris Walther, “This is a grim reminder of the importance of being aware of our surroundings and keeping an eye out for other recreationists when we are on the water. Boaters should always operate their vessel in a manner that takes into consideration water conditions, visibility and the level of boating activity.”

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