2 men are rescued from The Venetian hotel-casino’s canal

LAS VEGAS — Authorities say two men rescued from The Venetian hotel-casino’s canal on the Las Vegas Strip were hospitalized this week in critical condition.

The Clark County Fire Department said crews were called about 7:45 a.m. Monday for a reported drowning or diving incident at The Venetian property’s man-made canal, known for hosting gondola rides that go inside and outside the hotel-casino.

Las Vegas police said hotel security reported the men, who were unresponsive but breathing after trying to swim across a pond area. The case is considered a medical call, as no criminal charges have been filed because the Venetian has not pressed charges.

The men were spotted on surveillance camera jumping over the fence surrounding the canal along Las Vegas Boulevard, but the Venetian said they weren’t able to swim and had to be pulled from the water.

The two were in critical condition Monday at University Medical Center in Las Vegas, although the fire department could not provide their current conditions.


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