UPDATE: The body recovered at about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 4 by Colorado River Indian Tribes' authorities. The body was in the gates at Headgate Dam. No further information was available as of Tuesday afternoon.
Divers began searching the waters of the Colorado River Friday evening May 31 and Saturday morning June 1 for a possible drowning victim. They are in the area of Headgate Dam. The La Paz County Sheriff’s Office emphasized this incident is not related to a possible drowning reported over the Memorial Day weekend.
According to La Paz County Sheriff’s Captain Curt Bagby, a family was on a boat at about 6:30 p.m. Friday evening near the BlueWater Resort & Casino. One family member jumped off the boat and never resurfaced.
Bagby said divers made several sweeps of the water Friday evening, but the current was too fast and it wasn’t safe for them. They began diving again Saturday morning. As of late Monday morning, the missing person had not been located.
La Paz County Sheriff Bill Risen said the river is dangerous in that area because of the undertow from the dam.
Bagby stated this incident is not related to a possible drowning over the Memorial Day weekend. In that incident, which happened near the Roadrunner Resort, a man was seen entering the water and was not seen coming back out. Bagby said divers had not located a body in this incident, and they had received no new missing person reports.
This is a developing story and more information will be provided as it becomes available.