Cliff Jumping Accident Oct 2015

A large white boat sits in the middle of still water in front of a high canyon wall.
National Park Service Dive Vessel Searches Face Canyon

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News Release Date: October 11, 2015

On the afternoon of October 9, 2015 National Park Service Glen Canyon Dispatch received a report of a cliff jumping accident in the Coconino County portion of Face Canyon on Lake Powell. A 28 year old male visitor from Jackson Wyoming was reportedly attempting a cliff jump of approximately 90 feet. Witnesses stated that after entering the water he did not resurface.

Bystanders immediately searched, but were unable to locate him. The National Park Service, Coconino County Sheriff's Office and Utah State Parks responded to the scene and searched the area.

Due to the water depth in excess of 150 feet, a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) was dispatched to the area. Search efforts continued through the evening hours of October 9 and extended to the following day. The interagency search continues with vessels, dive team, ROV specialists, and law enforcement.

The incident is currently under investigation by the National Park Service and Coconino County Sheriff's Office.  

Last updated: October 11, 2015

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