Missing diver's body located at Lake Pleasant

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by Jennifer Thomas

Video report by Tanya Mendis

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Updated Monday, Mar 17 at 1:27 PM

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PHOENIX -- The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has located the body of a missing scuba diver at Lake Pleasant.

Lake patrol deputies along with members of the Phoenix Police Department located Nathan Allan Sheffel's body in approximately 248 feet of water near the Old Waddell Dam Friday afternoon.

MCSO spokesman Officer Christopher Hegstrom said the recovery process is underway.

Sheffel, 63, and three other people were diving off their pontoon boat Thursday afternoon when he did not return to the surface.

Remotely operated underwater vehicles (ROV) equipped with sonar and cameras were used to search the water.

At this time, it is unknown if his death was caused by equipment malfunction or a medical issue.

  

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