Wayne Newton's yacht sinks at Lake Mead marina

The Associated Press, Monday, October 21, 2013, 1:36pm (PDT)
  • LAS VEGAS (AP) -- 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.

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    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.

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    McCrone says Newton and his wife were vacationing out of the country when the boat sank Friday.

    A photo provided by the Park Service shows the boat's bow sticking straight up from the water.

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