Wayne Newton's yacht sinks at Lake Mead marina

Wayne Newton's yacht sinks at Lake Mead marina

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LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 01: Kathleen McCrone Newton (L) whispers to her husband, entertainer Wayne Newton, during a court recess at the Clark County Regional Justice Center on August 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Newtons and developer Steve Kennedy have traded allegations of breach of contract, fraud, mismanagement, animal abuse and sexual harassment over a plan to turn the Casa de Shenandoah ranch into a tourist attraction. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on October 22, 2013 at 3:08 AM

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.

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.

 

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