More Human Remains Surface In Drought-Stricken Lake Mead

A fourth set of human remains has been uncovered in Lake Mead.

Videos by Rare

Videos by Rare

A fourth set of human remains has been uncovered in Lake Mead. The unprecedented drought keeps making the water level drop, exposing all sorts of buried secrets. Rangers were contacted after the skeletal remains of a deceased person were discovered by Swim Beach recreational area.

Lake Mead Water Level At a Historic Low

The Hoover Dam-adjacent lake hasn’t been this low for 80 years. It has created concerns for millions as it is the primary water source for 25 million people.

The National Park Service issued the following statement:

“National Park Service rangers received an emergency call reporting the discovery of human skeletal remains at Swim Beach in Lake Mead National Recreation Area at approximately 11:15 a.m. PST on Saturday, August 6.

“Park rangers responded and set a perimeter to recover the remains with the support from Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s dive team.

“The Clark County Medical Examiner has been contacted to determine the cause of death.

“The investigation is ongoing. No further information will be provided at this time.”

National Park Service

This is the fourth set of human remains to be found in Lake Mead since May. One of the four sets was a decomposing body found in a barrel. That body was found by someone spending time at the lake. Police believe it was a homicide victim who died of a gunshot wound sometime in the 70s or 80s.

The second set of remains were unearthed in Lake Mead’s Calville Bay with teeth still intact. Lynette Melvin was out paddle boarding with her sister when she thought she had found the bones of an animal. Evidently, she saw a silver filling which tipped her off to the remains being those of a human.

The third set of human remains found in the Lake were discovered in July. Those were also found in the Swim Beach recreational area.

Are The Human Remains A Sign of Gang Activity in The West?

The numerous dead bodies have led to speculation of gang activity. Stories of gangs drowning people or disposing of their bodies in lakes across the West have existed for a long time. It is difficult to discern how much is true.

The ongoing drought has stretched on for two decades. It is the worst that the Southwest has experienced in a thousand years.

What do you think?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Elon Musk Wants Public Debate With Twitter CEO Over Bots

Woody Harrelson Delighted By ‘Adorable’ Baby Look-Alike