By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews)
Sources: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office and Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office (Information and Press Release)
Picture: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office (Courtesy)
Topock, Arizona: The Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office has released the identity of a deceased man found in the water at Colorado River Topock66 Marina on Saturday, August 13th, 2022.
According to the Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office, the man has been identified as 54 years old Russel Dale Cook from Topock, Arizona.
The Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office took possession of the decedent and will be performing an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
According to a press release issued publicly on Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, deputies are investigating a death that occurred at the Topock Marina on Saturday at approximately 7:58 p.m.
Our communication center received a call that a 54 year old male subject was found face down in the water by his friends. The investigation revealed that the trio had gone to the marina to fish, and the male and female friend left for a short time.
Upon returning to the water, the two located the male subject in the water and the male friend jumped in to retrieve him. Upon deputy’s arrival, the male friend was observed in the water attempting to get the deceased onto land, but had receive a shoulder injury in the process.
Deputies assisted in removing the subject from the water and began CPR. Medics from Golden Shores Fire Department arrived on scene and took over life saving measures, however they were unable to revive him.
Due to the location, San Bernardino County Fire Department assisted in transporting the decedent to a nearby launch ramp to convey the body to the Mohave County Medical Examiner.
ZachNews and the people of the Colorado River Tri-State communities sends our thoughts, prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Russel Dale Cook from Topock, Arizona.