Officials have recovered the body of a man who drowned in Lake Pleasant over the Memorial Day weekend.
According to Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office officials, 49-year-old Ronald Hylton drowned after falling off a personal watercraft the afternoon of May 26.
Lake patrol deputies were called around 1:11 p.m. July 13 after a boater found Hylton’s body southeast of Roadrunner Island and north of the Roadrunner Campgrounds.
The body wore clothing identical to that which was described the day of
A medical examiner later confirmed it to be Hylton, who went missing after becoming submerged on May 26.
According to MCSO, Hylton was a passenger aboard a watercraft his 22-year-old daughter was driving the day before Memorial Day. Hylton and his daughter fell off the vehicle in the Bobcat Day Use area, though the father did not resurface. He was not wearing a personal floatation device.
Deputies responded around 2:20 p.m. and unsuccessfully attempted to rescue Hylton. Then, the search became a recovery mission.
Investigators do not consider the situation to indicate foul play.