Wayne Newton's yacht sinks at Lake Mead marina - Tucson News Now

Wayne Newton's yacht sinks at Lake Mead marina

Wayne Newton's yacht sinks. (Source: National Park Service) Wayne Newton's yacht sinks. (Source: National Park Service)
LAS VEGAS (CBS5/AP) -

A yacht owned by Las Vegas entertainer Wayne Newton has sunk at a Lake Mead marina.

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.

National Park Service spokeswoman Christie Vanover said Monday no one was on the boat, and no injuries are reported.

"(The boat) began taking on water around 9:30 a.m. and sunk within minutes," Vanover said in a statement.

Newton's sister-in-law, Tricia McCrone, confirms that the 1996 Skipperliner named Rendezvous belongs to Newton.

McCrone said 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.

Vanover said an initial investigation pointed to equipment failure as a possible cause. 

National Park Service park rangers are investigating the incident.

Copyright 2013 CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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