Arizona

Jun 8, 2014 3:13 PM by Associated Press

Phoenix man drowns after jumping into Salt River

MESA, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities say they have recovered the body of a Phoenix man who drowned after jumping into the Salt River from a cliff.

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office spokesman Chris Hegstrom says divers found the body of 21-year-old Jwan Frazier on Saturday in the river in Mesa.

Hegstrom says Frazier was tubing down the Salt River with friends around 4 p.m. when he decided to jump from Mud Cliffs, which is about 15 feet high.

Witnesses say he resurfaced after the jump but appeared to struggle.

They say he went under again and did not reappear.

Authorities say it took divers about two hours to find him and his body was in about 8 feet of water.

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