LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) — A man from Welsh, United Kingdom became an overnight sensation after he swam around 1,500 feet across the Hoover Dam.
On August 10, Arron Hughes was in Nevada for a bachelor party. During the vacation he and his friends visited the Hoover Dam.
Hughes says after drinking quite a bit of beer, he made the choice to go for a swim. “When I went down my plan was only just to go in for a swim anyway and then I just looked across and I thought, I think I’m going to go for this,” said Hughes.
Officer Ian Canaan, says it was not only a dangerous thing to do, it was also illegal.
“This is exactly the recipe for a drowning, It’s not open to the public ever so we have a security violation issue as well.” said Canaan.
Hughes swam from the Arizona side of the dam to the Nevada side, where police arrested him.
Officers gave him a $330 fine, and then released him. They said that Hughes had to leave the U.S. and head back to the United Kingdom.