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Body found at Lake Mead identified as Illinois man

BOULDER CITY, Nev. – Authorities have identified a 54-year-old Illinois man whose body washed ashore on the Arizona side of Lake Mead.

Rangers from the Lake Mead National Recreation Area say they found the body of 54-year-old Kenneth Ritter of Naperville in an area north of Castle Cove about 1 p.m. Thursday.

Authorities said the Ritter was discovered near an inflatable kayak that was still inflated.

A personal floatation device was found on board, but Ritter wasn’t wearing one when he was discovered.

Park rangers said no cause of death was apparent.

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