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Search for Missing Man continues at Roosevelt Lake

On Saturday August 17, 2013, the Gila County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call that a 26 year old male had fallen into the water while riding on a watercraft at Roosevelt Lake and did not resurface. After a brief search of the area by other occupants of the watercraft the call was made to 911.

Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the area but a severe monsoon thunderstorm prevented further searching at that time. On the morning of Sunday August 18th members of the Gila County Sheriff’s Dive Team began an underwater search of the area where the man was last seen but no further clues of his location have been found to date. Dive operations have resumed today, Monday, August 19th. Further details of the incident may be released as they are known.