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Body of Henderson man found in Colorado River

The body of a Henderson man presumed to have drowned in the Colorado River last month was discovered by anglers Friday morning, National Park Service officials said.

Remon Shaker’s body was found one mile south of Willow Beach on the Arizona side of the Colorado River, about 12 miles south of where Shaker was last seen. Park service investigators identified his body at the scene.

Shaker, 18, was swimming June 21 with two friends when they decided the current was too strong and began to swim to shore. River currents in the area average between 3 and 6 mph.

His friends witnessed Shaker struggling in the water before disappearing below the surface, officials said.

The friends hiked two miles from the riverbank to get cell phone reception, at which time they called for help.

Park service officials said the search for Shaker has been ongoing since last week and included searchers from the park service, Las Vegas police Search and Rescue, Hoover Dam police and the Air Force 58th Rescue Squadron from Nellis Air Force Base. The search was scaled back this week to daily patrols.

The body was turned over to the Mohave County, Ariz., medical examiner.

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