PEORIA, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- A man has not resurfaced after falling off a jet ski at Lake Pleasant, reported Peoria Fire-Medical Department.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office initially received the call about the jet ski incident.

[VIDEO: MCSO recovery crew search for man who fell off jet ski in Lake Pleasant]

Greg Serrano of the Peoria Fire-Medical Department said members from his department were sent to the 10-lane boat ramp at Lake Pleasant Regional Park and were treating the incident as a drowning.

The scene has since been turned over to MCSO and its recovery team, Serrano also reported.

MCSO said drivers resumed the recovery mission on Monday around 9 a.m. As of 2:30 p.m., they have yet to find the body. MCSO said divers are dealing with with extreme water depth, which is making it hard to find the body.

A woman who was at the lake claims the missing man is her husband. She said she is very worried and just wants to see him. They were visiting from Los Angeles, she added.

Ester Lopez, a woman who was swimming at the lake when the search began, expressed her fear.

“I was scared,” said Lopez. “I didn’t know what was happening, because when I was swimming the helicopter was so close to us, and it was scary.”

Steven Cordovana, a boater at the lake, didn't seem surprised by the incident.

“It’s kind of the holiday weekend, so I guess maybe you would expect something to go wrong," said Cordovana. "But it’s pretty sad to hear it’s an actual missing person.” 


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(5) comments


Probably being an idiot and chasing a boats wake. And no life vest? You are asking to be fish food! Memorial Weekend and Labor day weekend my boat stays at home.


Wear a life vest when operating a watercraft, and incidents like these would almost be non existent


CA idiot comes to AZ and gets taken care of. Nice. And Ester - you're scared...get out of the water to go back to Mexico.


Macho man = "I don't need no life vest" = dead macho man



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