News / Utah / 

51-year-old man drowns at Lake Powell

(Jay Yuan/Shutterstock)

Estimated read time: Less than a minute

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

PAGE, Ariz. — Recovery efforts were underway Friday afternoon at Lake Powell after a man went underwater and never resurfaced Thursday.

The National Park Service Glen Canyon Dispatch received multiple calls around 2 p.m. Thursday from Lone Rock Beach reporting a person was in distress and possibly drowning, according to the Kane County Sheriff’s Office. According to initial reports, a 51-year-old male went underwater near the Lone Rock area of Lake Powell and never resurfaced.

Several agencies responded and search efforts began Thursday evening despite high winds in the area, the sheriff’s office said. The body was not recovered and the search resumed Friday morning. Officials used a side-scan sonar to search a ¼ square mile area with water reaching around 78 feet deep.

Boaters should stay clear of the area during the recovery efforts. Crews from the National Park Service, Kane County Sheriff’s Office, Utah State Parks, Classic LifeGuard Aviation and Greenhaven Fire Department are helping in the recovery.

The victim has not yet been located or identified.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.


Faith Heaton Jolley


    Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast