A 47-year-old male from Cedar City, Utah drowned in Lake Powell last Wednesday, July 25.
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area dispatch received a call of a possible drowning in Lake Powell at 11:24 a.m.
National Park Service rangers responded from Wahweap Marina and arrived on the scene at 11:36 a.m. and located the reporting party. Witnesses told officers that the victim was attempting to retrieve a boat anchor in feet of water approximately 30 feet from shore. According to the witnesses, the victim did not resurface after diving for the anchor. The victim’s family members dove into the water attempting to rescue the victim but were unsuccessful.
Park Service rangers found the victim tangled in the anchor line and retrieved his body. They performed resuscitation efforts which continued while the victim was transported to Wahweap Marina where assistance was provided by Page Fire Department, Utah State Parks and Coconino County Sheriff’s Office.
The victim was transported to Coconino County coroner for autopsy.