A third body was found in a dry lake near Las Vegas

Lake Madd’s water level continues to decline due to drought. In recent weeks, two more bodies were found.

For the third time since May, human remains have been found on the dry shore of Lake Mead near Las Vegas, an artificial reservoir whose volume continues to shrink under the effects of a prolonged drought. The National Parks Service said in a press release that authorities were notified by a witness who made the gruesome discovery at the swimming beach site on Monday afternoon.

According to images broadcast by local TV station Fox 5, the human remains were near the shore, just above the surface of the water. The forest department went to the spot and recovered the body.

Two more bodies were found

A Clark County medical examiner will determine the cause of death, the agency said, without providing further details on the body’s condition.

Two bodies have already been removed since May, which recently fell to a historic low.

Built along the course of the Colorado River, the largest reservoir in the United States, Lake Mead reached an elevation of 365 meters above sea level. The lake is currently losing a foot every week, its lowest level since it was filled in the 1930s.

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