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Mohave County Sheriff’s Office: 2 drown on Colorado River

October 15, 2021 GMT

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — Mohave County authorities say two people drowned Thursday on the Colorado River north of Lake Havasu City.

One person on board a boat fell into the water near Topock Gorge while trying to to retrieve a personal item and a second person then went in the water to help the first, a Sheriff’s Office statement said.

The second person lost consciousness, was pulled from the water and taken to shore but life-saving efforts were unsuccessful, the office said.

The body of the person who fell in the river went below the river’s surface and couldn’t be located immediately, the office said.

No identities were released.