The body of an Ohio man was found Friday in Utah’s Lake Powell after he failed to jump off a cliff, officials said.
The National Park Service (NPS) said in a news release that the incident occurred around 11:45 a.m. Thursday at Buoy 89 on Lake Powell within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
Witnesses told authorities that the victim, identified as 36-year-old Cory Ryan Ehrenschwender of Cincinnati, jumped about 50 feet into the lake but was unable to resurface.
Rangers from the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and officers from the Utah Department of Natural Resources and the Kane County Sheriff’s Office made an initial search for Ehrnschwender but were unsuccessful.
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A dive team used side-scan sonar to locate Ehrnschwender on Friday morning and recovered his body in about 30 feet of water, officials said.
No cause of death was given in the release. An autopsy is expected by a medical examiner in Salt Lake City.
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Officials warned the public not to jump or dive from rocks, ledges or man-made structures 15 feet or more above the water.
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Buoy 89 is located approximately 89 miles from Glen Canyon Dam in Kane County, Utah.