Encino Jet-Skier Rescued From Lake
An Encino man was rescued by boaters Tuesday after spending the night floating in choppy waters on Lake Mead because his jet ski broke down, the National Park Service said.
John Marshall, 36, was rushed by emergency helicopter to a Las Vegas hospital after being found with water in his lungs and stomach and suffering from a high temperature.
District Ranger Larry Hanneman said in Boulder City, Nev., that Marshall had been reported missing Monday afternoon after he became separated from others in his group who were moving their houseboat from one camp to another.
Hanneman said Marshall had problems with his jet ski and abandoned it after he tired of holding onto it. Marshall floated in a life jacket in lake swells of six to eight feet.
Park rangers searched by air and water until dark Monday, then resumed the search Tuesday.
Boaters in a private ski boat saw Marshall waving a pair of pink shorts Tuesday and picked him up.