Las Vegas, Nevada 2022-06-23 21:12:48 –
Las Vegas (KLAS) —Southern Nevada residents of Lake Mead boathouses say they are victims of drought.
Craig Millar’s boat got stuck after being pulled to the shore for repairs, but the water level dropped sharply.
“I now have a cabin instead of a boat,” he told 8NewsNow.
It’s a tough reality for Craig Millar. The boathouse he recently bought to kick start his retirement is far from what he dreamed of.
He tells 8 news now that his nightmare first began on June 4th.
“When something stopped, the motor stopped, and I cruised to the shore, there was nothing I could do,” he said.
Miller added that the water level had dropped when he went looking for a tool to fix the problem. Over the last three weeks he has tried several options, each too expensive or the crew did not have enough resources to pull a houseboat.
His friend, Aullie Fistakuff, in Tucson, Arizona, is in town to help get a houseboat stuck on the water south of Callville Bay on Lake Mead.
“It’s a combination of being in the wrong place and at the wrong time,” he said. “It’s his house … and in the heat up to 118 degrees, there’s a pullboat, but it’s not working very well due to the harsh conditions. That is, I’m tanned.”
According to the National Park Service, Miller was in the process of moving the ship before the marina slip expired when it got stuck. He has until June 24th to get rid of it before the park staff get rid of it.
“I think it’s okay if the motor doesn’t die. I just want to get rid of it all. I just want to get the boat back and don’t worry,” Miller added.
He told 8 News. He is now meeting with a professional rescue team. There is no guarantee, but he said he wanted to return to the lake soon.
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