UPDATE: Divers recover body of missing swimmer at Lake Pleasant

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MCSO says the father was swimming with his daughter when he went under. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) MCSO says the father was swimming with his daughter when he went under. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
People nearby tried to help and were able to get the daughter out. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) People nearby tried to help and were able to get the daughter out. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
MCSO says the father and daughter were trying swim across Scorpion Cove. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) MCSO says the father and daughter were trying swim across Scorpion Cove. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
(Source: 3TV/CBS 5) (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
PEORIA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Divers with the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office have found the body of a man who went underwater at Lake Pleasant Monday and never resurfaced..

He has been identified as 54-year-old Fernando Vargas.

Deputies said Vargas was swimming with his 32-year-old daughter just south of Scorpion Bay on Monday afternoon when they tried to cross the bay.

Vargas went under and his daughter tried holding him up but was unsuccessful, MCSO said.

People nearby tried to help and were able to get the daughter out. She's physically OK, according to deputies.

Emergency crews were called around 2:45 p.m. 

MCSO divers searched the water for the rest of the day but suspended the search once it got too dark.

The search resumed Tuesday morning. Vargas' body was recovered just after 10 a.m.

MCSO said Vargas did know how to swim. No flotation devices were being used, according to deputies.

There are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the drowning, according to MCSO.

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