Body of Missing Swimmer Recovered Oct 3

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Date: October 4, 2012

The body of 40 year-old drowning victim Pejman Pourhassan was recovered from Lake Powell on October 3 by the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Underwater Recovery Unit. The victim was located at a depth of over 100 feet using a Remote Operated Vehicle equipped with sonar and video. The 13-day search covered approximately 3 ½ square miles in Gunsight Bay and included assistance from Utah Highway Patrol Dive Team, US Coast Guard Auxiliary and Kane County Sheriff's Office. "We appreciate the hard work and effort of everyone who helped with this recovery. The days were long and difficult, but all of the responders were working to help the family," said Superintendent Todd Brindle.

Pejman Pourhassan was reported missing on Friday, September 21 after he went for a swim. The 40 year-old man from Salt Lake City, Utah jumped off a wake board boat and was swimming to the houseboat when he began to call for help. Members of the group attempted to assist, but were unable to find him after he slipped beneath the surface.

Please remember that lifejackets save lives.

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