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Police ID man whose body was recovered from Tempe Town Lake

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Posted at 5:05 PM, Jul 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-20 20:05:48-04

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Police have identified a man whose body was recovered from Tempe Town Lake last weekend.

Tempe police said Tuesday that the circumstances surrounding 35-year-old Aaron Lee Yazzi running into the lake still are not known.

Police had responded to the man-made lake after receiving a call about a man seen running into the water around 4 p.m. Friday and not resurfacing.

The search was called off hours later due to a lack of visibility and incoming storms.

A Tempe Fire Medical Rescue Dive team recovered the body Saturday morning.

Police didn't have a hometown for Yazzi, but said he was believed to have lived on the Navajo Nation.