Skip to Content

Grown kids recall Vegas dad whose bones ID’d from Lake Mead


LAS VEGAS (AP) — The identification of bones found in May on the receding shoreline of Lake Mead has resurfaced family memories of a 42-year-old Las Vegas father believed to have drowned 20 years ago. Thomas Erndt’s son, also named Tom Erndt, tells KSNV-TV in Las Vegas that his father began to struggle after jumping into the water during a nighttime family boat outing in August 2002. His older sister, Tina Bushman was 14. She remembered for the New York Times that waves on the lake that night were high. The Clark County coroner made the identification on Wednesday from among several sets of human remains found recently at the drought-stricken Colorado River reservoir behind Hoover Dam.

Article Topic Follows: AP National

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

Associated Press


KIFI Local News 8 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content