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Rescuers find body of missing swimmer at Lake Pleasant

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office says divers found 20-year-old Neria Aranbayev on Sunday night.
Published: Apr. 24, 2022 at 3:26 PM MST|Updated: Apr. 25, 2022 at 8:32 AM MST
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PEORIA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - Officials confirm they have located the body of a swimmer who drowned at Lake Pleasant Sunday afternoon.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office says divers found 20-year-old Neria Aranbayev on Sunday night. He was about 21 feet below the surface.

According to the Peoria Fire and Medical Department, several people were aboard an anchored boat in the Agua Fria area of the lake while Aranbayev and others were swimming. Aranbayev reportedly swam to the shore and was heading back to the boat when he went under and never resurfaced.

MCSO says there is no sign of foul play.