BULLHEAD CITY — Authorities have identified the California boy who died Tuesday following an apparent drowning at Lake Mohave.
The Clark County coroner’s office has yet to make a full determination on the death of 16-year-old Jonathon Gabriel James, of Imperial Beach.
Christie Vanover, spokeswoman for the National Parks Service’s Lake Mead National Recreation Area, said the death is being investigated as a probable drowning. There were no indications of any other cause of death.
Vanover said park rangers were notified around 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday that James had disappeared underwater while swimming in the area of Cabinsite Cove. He reportedly was trying to swim to a buoy in the water when he went under and did not resurface.
Emergency personnel, including paramedics from the Bullhead City Fire Department and park rangers, took over life-saving procedures after James was brought to the shore by other people in the area north of Katherine Landing and Davis Dam.
He was treated at the scene, taken by ground ambulance to Western Arizona Regional Medical Center and flown to a Las Vegas hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
The investigation is continuing.