Man's body pulled from Salt River

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MESA -- The body of a man missing in the Salt River has been found.

According to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, divers were called to the Salt River to search for a man who went under water and did not resurface around 3 p.m. Saturday.

Deputy Lindsey Smith said information indicated the man was not a tuber on the river, but for some reason apparently went into the water fully clothed near Mudd Cliffs.

On Sunday morning, deputies found the body of Edward Stiteler, 52, in the river near the Mudd Cliffs area.

Stiteler apparently tried to walk across the river Saturday when he went under.

Alcohol was a factor in the incident.