Swimmer’s body pulled from Lake Havasu

The body of a man presumed to have drowned at Lake Havasu was recovered Wednesday. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said use of sonar equipment helped locate the body about 10:30 a.m.

Agency spokeswoman Trish Carter said the victim, Antonio Juan-Ramos Lopez, 62, of Temple City, Calif., was boating with his wife and a friend when he jumped into the water to cool off at about 5:30 p.m. Monday. She said Lopez disappeared under the water after strong winds kept him separated from the boat.

Carter said the incident occurred near Havasu Springs at the south end of the lake near Parker Dam. She said Lopez’ body was recovered about 500 yards to the east of where he went missing.

Carter said alcohol is not believed to have been a factor and that Lopez was not wearing a life vest. An autopsy will be conducted as part of a continuing investigation.


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