A Colorado City, Ariz., man drowned this weekend in Lake Powell, after he became tangled in some wires and cables underwater.
A 911 caller on Sunday night reported that Jacob Jessop, 31, had jumped into the water near a boat slip in the Wahweap Marina and did not resurface, according to a news statement Monday by Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and the Coconino County, Ariz., sheriff’s office.
Rangers found Jessop 20 to 30 feet underwater, tangled in wires and cables that connect to the boat slips, said Jon Paxton, sheriff's spokesman. Divers could not recover his body until Monday morning, according to the news statement; at that time, Jessop's body was 249 feet underwater.
“Visitors are reminded about the dangers of swimming in marinas which has led to that activity being prohibited,” the news statement read.
It is the third drowning in Lake Powell in about a week. On Friday, a 15-year-old boy from Page, Ariz., drowned at Wahweap Swim Beach while on a school outing. Earlier in the week, rangers found the body of 33-year-old Albert Shortman near Wahweap Swim Beach. Shortman, of Cow Springs, Ariz., had last been seen Saturday morning and was reported missing on Sunday.