Authorities release name of 34-year-old man who drowned in Lake Powell, Ariz., Date unspecified | Photo courtesy of the National Park Service, St. George News
ST. GEORGE – Authorities have released the name of a 34-year-old man who drowned in Lake Powell just over a week ago.
At approximately 2:38 p.m. on May 22, the Glen Canyon Communications Center was informed by a 911 call of a possible drowning at Lake Powell near Friendship Cove in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, according to a statement from joint press published by the National Park Service. and the Kane County Sheriff’s Office. Friendship Cove is located between Last Chance Bay and Rock Creek Bay, approximately 33 miles from the Glen Canyon Dam in Kane County.
The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and National Park Service rangers arrived at the scene at around 3:30 p.m. Authorities said witnesses said the missing man slipped off the toboggan of their houseboat. rental and that he could not swim to the boat because of the wind. He was apparently not wearing a life jacket.
The man drowned and was identified as Subrahmaniyan Mathimohan, a 34-year-old man from Phoenix, Ariz., The statement said.
On May 22, deputies from the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and park rangers searched the area by boat while Classic Air Medical searched the area by air. Agencies searched until sunset but could not find the missing man. The next morning, park rangers resumed the search.
At approximately 2:15 p.m., the man was picked up by the Glen Canyon dive team. He was rushed to the Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office in Salt Lake City for an autopsy. The incident is still under investigation.
The National Park Service, the Kane County Sheriff’s Office and the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office have expressed condolences to the victim’s family and friends.
The release also reminds all boaters to be aware of changing weather conditions, to immediately seek safe refuge in high winds or storms, and to always wear life jackets when boating and recreation on or around. the water.
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