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Arizona man found dead in Lake Powell marina

A man was found dead in the Lake Powell Resort marina after witnesses the previous night said he jumped in the water and did not resurface.
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PAGE, Arizona — A man was found dead in the Lake Powell Resort marina after witnesses the previous night said he jumped in the water and did not resurface.

The body of 31-year-old Jacob Jessop, of Colorado City, Arizona, was recovered 249 feet under the surface Monday morning, the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area said.

Rescuers first responded to the scene about 8 p.m. Sunday evening, when a 911 caller reported a man had jumped in the water near a slip and hadn’t come back up.

Searchers that night found that Jessop appeared to be ensnared in wires and cables about 20 to 30 feet deep, officials said. They decided to wait to recover his body until the next morning due to safety concerns.

Jessop was recovered by the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area dive team shortly before 11 a.m. Monday and pronounced dead at the scene. He was taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Flagstaff, Arizona, for an autopsy.

His death is under investigation by the National Park Service, Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, and the Coconino County Medical Examiner.

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area reminded visitors in a statement that swimming in the Lake Powell Resort marina is prohibited.