LAS VEGAS— Authorities are investigating the sinking of a yacht owned by Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton at a Lake Mead marina.
National Park Service spokeswoman Christie Vanover said Monday that the 65-foot vessel sank stern-first in 45 feet of water while it was in a slip at the Temple Bar marina. That’s on the Arizona side of the Colorado River reservoir, about 80 miles east of Las Vegas.
Vanover says no one was on the boat, and no injuries are reported.
Newton’s sister-in-law, Tricia McCrone, confirms that the 1996 Skipperliner named Rendezvous belongs to Newton.
McCrone says Newton and his wife were vacationing out of the country when the boat sank Friday morning.
Vessel Assist, out of Lake Havasu City, will salvage the boat later this week, according to a press release from the National Park Service. No hazardous waste has been observed at this time.
Initial assessments indicate that an equipment failure may be the cause. National Park Service park rangers are investigating the incident.