20-year-old man died after being withdrawn from Lake Pleasant, MCSO | Arizona News

PEORIA, AZ (3TV / CBS 5) – One day at Lake Pleasant became tragic when a 20-year-old man had to be pulled from the water and died on Monday, officials said.

According to Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, the young man in Operations Cove swam when he began to struggle. Firefighters said he went under about 30 meters off the coast.

Deputies jumped into the water and swam against him. They were able to pull him out of the water, according to the Peoria Fire-Medical Department.

Deputies tried to save him, but firefighters pronounced him dead at sea, MCSO said.

Rulers said he had not been seen 1[ads1]0 to 15 minutes before deputies arrived, firefighters said.

MCSO said the man was not wearing a life vest.

An investigation is underway.

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