Search continues for missing diver at Lake Pleasant

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LAKE PLEASANT, Ariz. – Search and rescue teams continue to look for a Phoenix man who was diving in Lake Pleasant with a group on Saturday but never resurfaced.

Maricopa County sheriff’s deputies said Timothy Borger, 48, was in the Waddell Dam when he separated from the group and was not seen again.

About 50 feet below the water’s surface is the Old Dam, which is a popular place to dive, but there is also a lot of trees and twisted debris.

MCSO’s search and rescue diving team has been searching for the victim using a robot because the visibility is so poor in that area.

“The depths that we’re looking at are, in some places, too deep for divers, and even in the areas that we’re capable of diving to, our time is limited,” Deputy Jeff Hanson explained.