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Contact: Cynthia Sequanna, 928-608-6356
Contact: Alan Alldredge, 435-644-2349
On May 5, 2016, at 1:49 p.m., National Park Service Glen Canyon Dispatch received multiple calls from Lone Rock Beach reporting a person in distress, and possibly drowning. The 51 year-old male did not resurface. The incident occurred near Lone Rock in the Kane County portion of Wahweap Bay in Lake Powell.
Initial search efforts were conducted during high winds by the National Park Service, Kane County Sheriff’s Office, Utah State Parks, Classic Life Guard Aviation, and Greenhaven Fire Department. No recovery was made on May 5th, and search efforts will continue with additional support from the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Utah Department of Public Safety Dive Team.
Multi-Agency search efforts continue on May 6, weather permitting, along the shoreline and using side-scan sonar to search a ¼ square mile of area approximately 78 feet deep. Boaters are reminded to stay clear of search operations and search boats in the Lone Rock area, and maintain wakeless speeds in marked wakeless zones and corridors.
A joint investigation is being conducted by the Kane County Sheriff’s Office, Utah State Parks and the National Park Service.