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October 17, 2017

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UPDATE: Arizona man’s body recovered at Lake Mead after diving off cliff

(First posted at 8 p.m.) The body of a 23-year-old Prescott, Ariz., man was found tonight after friends said he dove off a 90-foot cliff on the Arizona side of Lake Mead near Sidewinder Cove, the National Park Service said.

Police said the missing cliff diver's body was found about 8:15 p.m. The man's name has not yet been released by authorities.

The National Park Service received a call about 3:45 p.m. that the man disappeared after jumping off the cliff, said Roxanne Dey, spokeswoman for the National Park Service.

A Nevada Department of Wildlife warden was in the area and arrived at the scene in less than 15 minutes, Dey said.

Neither the warden, who was not identified nor park rangers who assisted him could locate the missing man.

In addition to Lake Mead, which has dropped over 100 feet, the park service warns people that rocks and outcroppings are also a danger to cliff divers, who often believe the water is deeper and cannot see potential dangers, Dey said.

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