By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews)
Source: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office (Information)
Pictures: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office (Courtesy)
Lake Havasu City, Arizona: Divers from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Division of Boating Safet were searching for man who never resurfaced after jumping from a boat to swim in Lake Havasu near Lake Havasu State Park late on Saturday, October 8th, 2022.
According to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office, the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Division of Boating Safety responded to the area of the North Basin of Lake Havasu near the Lake Havasu State Park for reports of a male subject that jumped from a boat to go swimming, and never resurfaced.
Deputies arrived to the area, and immediately deployed rescue divers into the water.
Several Divers searched the area, but were unable to locate the victim.
A helicopter was utilized to search the water’s surface and shorelines, but were also unsuccessful in locating the victim.
During the incident, winds were gusting in upwards of 40 miles per hour, and waves were over three feet tall.
During the search, divers encountered almost zero visibility underwater, with large trees present on the lake bottom.
The search will continue into Sunday (10/9), utilizing divers and side scan sonar technology.
Please be aware of public safety resources in the area.