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Singer Wayne Newton’s Yacht Sinks

The 65-foot Rendezvous was docked at a Lake Mead marina about 80 miles from Las Vegas.

October 25, 2013
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Wayne Newton’s Yacht Sinks

Singer Wayne Newton’s yacht sank stern-first at a marina on Lake Mead. Courtesy U.S. National Park Service

U.S. National Park Service rangers are trying to figure out what happened to a 65-foot motoryacht owned by “Mr. Las Vegas” entertainer Wayne Newton.

The boat, a 1996 Skipperliner christened Rendezvous, sank stern-first while docked in 45 feet of water at Temple Bar Marina on Lake Mead. Photos released by the U.S. National Park Service show Rendezvous almost completely submerged, with just her bow sticking up out of the water.

The marina is within Arizona state lines, about 80 miles from Las Vegas, Nevada. Nobody was onboard during the sinking, but the boat was filled with artwork and family photos, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

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Newton was reportedly on vacation in Bora Bora with his family at the time of the incident. For that, at least, he can say danke schoën.

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