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2 people missing after boat capsizes in Apache Lake

Posted at 9:37 PM, Aug 24, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-25 00:37:52-04

PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities are searching for two people missing after a boat capsized on Apache Lake east of Phoenix.

Maricopa County Sheriff's officials say a boat with five people aboard got caught in a flash flood along the lake's north shore about 9 p.m. Saturday when the engine wouldn't start.

They say all five people went into the water as the boat capsized.

Another boat operator and his passenger were able to rescue three of the five people that were in the water, but the other two could not be located a 52-year-old man and 41-year-old woman.

Sheriff's officials say divers were searching Monday in part of a cove covered by a large debris field of tree branches and wooden logs.