Breaking News: Lake Havasu City, AZ: Man from Garden Grove, California who never resurfaced swimming in Lake Havasu near Lake Havasu State Park late last Saturday was found deceased.

By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews)

Source: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office (Information)

Breaking News: Lake Havasu City, AZ: Man from Garden Grove, California who never resurfaced swimming in Lake Havasu near Lake Havasu State Park late last Saturday was found deceased on Sunday, October 9th, 2022.

Divers from the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Division of Boating Safet were searching for a 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.

Picture: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office (Courtesy)

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.

Picture: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office (Courtesy)

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 continued into Sunday (10/9), utilizing divers and side scan sonar technology.

Picture: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office (Courtesy)

At 11:15 a.m. PT today, the male subject was located deceased in approximately 32 feet of water.

The subject has been positively identified as 47 year old Michael Dean Phan from Garden Grove, California.

The deceased male was conveyed to the Mohave County Medical Examiner’s Office, who will perform the autopsy to determine the cause of death.

Our thoughts, prayers and condolences to the family and friends of Michael Dean Phan from Garden Grove, California.

Thanks to all of the emergency responders, including the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Division of Boating Safety, who responded and helped in the search.

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