BOULDER CITY, Nev. – The Clark County coroner’s office has confirmed the identity of the human skeletal remains discovered on May 7 at Callville Bay in Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
The deceased, Thomas P. Erndt, was a 42-year-old male who reportedly drowned on Aug. 2, 2002. Identification was made possible through DNA analysis.
This corroborates a witness report to park rangers on the same date of a male seen swimming without a life jacket near Callville Bay who was struggling out in the water.
Questions about the cause of death should be directed to the Clark County Office of the Coroner/Medical Examiner.