The Sauna at Goldstrike Canyon

Thursday, June 24, 2010

This morning, two volunteers from the Mountain Rescue Unit, two PJ's from Nellis AFB, and one SAR Officer responded to the Colorado River located just below the Hoover Dam. It was reported that an 18 year old male had hiked to the bottom of Goldstrike Canyon with some friends to enjoy a well-known hot spring known as The Sauna. Witnesses reported that the 18 year old had decided to go for a swim in the Colorado River and had been swept away by the current. He was last seen about 200 yards down stream of The Sauna hot spring.

An air search was conducted by LVMPDSAR using the Huey while additional search teams utilized boats and jet ski's to scour the river. Pictures of the air search can be found here.

As of this afternoon, the search for the missing swimmer continues.