Body found in barrel by boaters at drought-starved Lake Mead NV

A barrel containing decomposing human remains was discovered by boaters at Lake Mead in Nevada, authorities said Monday.

The macabre find was made by a park-goer Sunday afternoon at Lake Mead National Recreation Area near Hemenway Harbor in Boulder City, the National Park Service told The Post.

Park rangers then responded to the area and set up a perimeter. The federal agency’s Investigative Service Branch is now working with Las Vegas police in an ongoing probe.

“No further information is available at this time,” the park service said in a statement.

The Clark County Coroner’s Office will determine the person’s cause of death.

The barrel appeared to have been stuck in mud and may have been exposed due to low water levels amid an ongoing drought, KLAS reported.



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