Another member of the group, Clawson Bowman Jr., a 69-year-old Las Vegas resident, died in the same area, but National Park Service did not specify if the death was heat-related, saying only that the Mohave County Medical Examiner will determine the cause of death.
The June 8 search and rescue operation involved a party of two adult males and four Boy Scouts. The search started about 1 p.m. Saturday after the Lake Mead National Recreation Area Interagency Communication Center received a report from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office stating four Boy Scouts were lost near the Arizona Hot Springs. Lake Mead NRA Rangers and Fire were dispatched to the area to conduct a search. Continue reading “1 dead, 5 rescued with heat-related illness at Lake Mead”→
SUMMIT COUNTY — The summer of 2012 is on pace to become the third-hottest on record since 1950, and could surge into first or second place, according to recent analysis by AccuWeather, Inc.
The private forecasting company is scrutinizing hourly and daily temperatures in 59 key cities to calculate the number of cooling-degree days, which is one way to measure summer heat across the country.
“The summer of 2012 is on pace to finish third hottest on the list of 62 summers since 1950, but is still in the running for number two or one on the list,” said Steven Root, a consulting meteorologist with AccuWeather partner WeatherBank, Inc.
More than 5,000 high temperature records set in past month
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — The central and eastern U.S. will get some relief from a record-setting heat wave this week, as a cold front drops southward, but other parts of the country will see temperatures spike.