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Date: August 11, 2009
Contact: Andrew S. Muñoz, 702-293-8691


BULLHEAD CITY, Ariz. - The National Park Service has suspended dive operations in the search for Gerardo Escobedo, 50, of Lawndale, Calif. who drowned Sunday afternoon in Lake Mohave. Park rangers will continue to make a daily search of the area by boat.

Escobedo drowned near the mid-channel of the lake where water depths vary between 90 to 110 feet. Bullhead City Fire Department divers dove where he was last seen on Sunday, and Bullhead City Police Department divers dove on Monday without success.

Vessel Assist searched the area using their underwater camera and sonar.

The National Park Service received the report of the drowing near Eighty-Three Dollar Cove on Sunday at 3:11 p.m.

According to witnesses the man jumped into the water to retrieve a lost hat. He went underwater and has not been seen since. He wasn't wearing a life jacket.

- NPS -

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