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Utah man apparently drowns in Lake Powell

Posted: 4:03 PM, Jul 26, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-26 22:03:48Z

A Utah man has apparently drowned in Lake Powell along the Utah-Arizona border.

The name of the 47-year-old man from Cedar City won't be released until his relatives are notified.
    
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area officials received a call about a possible drowning in the lake around noon Wednesday.
    
Witnesses say the victim was trying to retrieve a boat anchor in 10 feet of water about 30 feet from shore, but wasn't wearing a life jacket.
    
He didn't resurface after diving for the anchor.
    
Park Service rangers retrieved the anchor line and discovered the victim entangled in the line.
    
Rangers began resuscitation efforts which continued during transport to Wahweap Marina.
    
The man was later declared dead at an Arizona hospital.
    
The Coconino County coroner will determine the cause of death.