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BODY OF MAN DROWNED ON MEMORIAL DAY RECOVERED FROM LAKE MOHAVE

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Date: June 3, 2009
Contact: Andrew S. Muñoz, 702-293-8691

For Immediate Release: May 30, 2009

Release No.: 2009-25

Contact: Andrew S. Muñoz, 702-293-8691



BODY OF MAN DROWNED ON MEMORIAL DAY RECOVERED FROM LAKE MOHAVE



BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. – Park rangers recovered the body of John Silva, 42, of El Monte, Calif. who drowned in Lake Mohave on Memorial Day. The body was located today at 3:38 p.m. in 110 feet of water using an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV) brought in from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.



Silva went missing Monday afternoon after he jumped into the lake without a life jacket to cool off. Witnesses state that he began to struggle to stay afloat within a minute of going into the water.



Divers from Bullhead City Fire Department searched the area on Monday and Tuesday with no results. Dive operations were suspended on Tuesday.



A team from Glen Canyon National Recreation Area was brought in on Thursday to continue the search using an ROV equipped with a camera and sonar.



The body has been turned over to the Clark County Coroner’s Office.



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Scenic picture of Wilderness in Lake Mead National Recreation Area

"The wilderness . . . that has come to us from the eternity of the past we have the boldness to project into the eternity of the future. It seems presumptuous for men and women . . . to dare to undertake a program for perpetuity, but that surely is our challenge." -- Howard Zahniser