One hiker dead, 5 rescued at Lake Mead park in Nevada

June 9, 2013 at 10:27 AM
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LAS VEGAS, June 9 (UPI) -- One hiker died and a second was hospitalized for heat stroke, and four missing Boy Scouts have been found in a Nevada national park, rangers said.

Rangers at Lake Mead National Recreation Area received a report Saturday afternoon that four Boy Scouts were missing in the White Rock Canyon area of the park -- and then received a second report that two men were suffering from heat stroke in the same area, KTNV-TV, Las Vegas, reported.

When rangers arrived on the scene, they first found Clawson Bowman Jr., 69, of Las Vegas, dead of heat stroke. They then found the other adult, who was in need of advanced life support care before he was transported by air to a hospital.

The Boy Scouts, who had been in touch with authorities by phone, were spotted by aerial searchers about 5 p.m., KVVU-TV, Las Vegas, reported. Some of the boys were treated at the scene for heat-related illnesses.

The National Weather Service issued an excessive heat warning for the park through Sunday evening.

Temperatures in the park soared to more than 110 degrees Saturday.

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