Lake Havasu City, AZ: Man drowns while boating at Red Rock Cove.
According to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department, at about 4:30pm PT on September 24th, 2016, 29 year old Steven Cornejo of South Gate, California was boating in the area of Red Rock Cove on Lake Havasu, Arizona with friends when he jumped into the water to retrieve a hat that blew out of the their rented pontoon boat.
When Steven Cornejo jumped in the water, he could not make it back to the pontoon boat which was drifting in winds of about 25 mph.
Attempts were made by others passengers on the boat to assist Steven Cornejo but he was not able to remain on the surface.
The San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Marine Enforcement Unit responded to the area to assist.
Shortly after their arrival members of the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department’s Dive Rescue were requested.
Two divers arrived and immediately conducted a hasty rescue dive in an attempt to locate the victim.
The rescue effort was suspended at dusk.
At about 7:00am PT on Sunday, September 25th, 2016, the search effort resumed.
The Dive Rescue Team was assisted by the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office.
Sonar operations located the victim at a depth of about 50 feet.
At 5:21pm PT, divers brought the victim to the surface.
The victim was turned over to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Division.
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