Man’s body recovered after drowning in lagoon

CHULA VISTA (CNS) – The body of a 37-year-old Chula Vista man who was missing and presumed drowned in a lagoon in Riverside County was recovered Tuesday by a sheriff’s dive team.

Deputies from the Riverside County sheriff’s Colorado River Station responded about 2:55 p.m. Monday to the Aha Quin Resort in the 33000 block of U.S. Highway 95 in the North River Communities area north of Blythe to investigate a report of a possible drowning, said Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Les Carnes.

“Witnesses stated the victim, a 37-year-old male and resident of Chula Vista, went under the water while swimming in the lagoon and never surfaced,” Carnes said.

Deputies and personnel from the Colorado River Indian Tribes Fire Department searched the area until it got dark but to no avail, he said.

A sheriff’s dive team resumed the search today and recovered the man’s body “after conducting a thorough underwater search of the area where he was last seen,” Carnes said.

The man’s name was not immediately released.

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