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Arizona man dies in 'apparent drowning' at Lake Powell, officials say

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LAKE POWELL — One man is dead after an apparent drowning in Lake Powell, authorities said Monday.

Albert Shortman, 33, of Cow Springs, Arizona, was found dead near Wahweap Swim Beach at Lake Powell, according to a National Park Service news release.

Shortman was last heard from about 8 a.m. Saturday and was reported missing Sunday morning, officials said.

Park rangers, Glen Canyon Dive Team and Utah State Parks officials conducted a land and water search for Shortman after he was reported missing, the news release stated.

No charges were filed in his death and the incident is under investigation by National Park Service, Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and the Coconino County Medical Examiner.

Shortman was pronounced dead on scene and his body was transported to the medical examiner’s office in Flagstaff for an autopsy, park officials said.




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