Body Of Man Recovered From Lake Pleasant, Missing Since May

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Lake Pleasant Scorpion Bay Marina

The body of a missing man, 49-year-old Ronald Hylton, who fell off a jet ski and drowned at Lake Pleasant in May has been recovered.

According to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO), on May 26, 2019 at approximately 2:20 p.m., Lake Patrol deputies working Lake Pleasant were dispatched to a report of a drowning in the area of the Bobcat Day Use area. Deputies responded and were able to determine that Hylton was riding as a passenger aboard a jet ski being operated by his 22-year-old daughter. The two fell off the jet ski and Mr. Hanson, who was not wearing a personal flotation device, struggled to stay afloat and went under water and didn’t resurface.

Deputies immediately started searching in an attempt to rescue Mr. Hanson without luck. The search was then considered a recovery due to the time the individual has been missing.

On July 13, at approximately 1:11 p.m., Lake Patrol deputies responded to a report of a body that was discovered by a boater at Lake Pleasant. Deputies located the body in the area southeast of Roadrunner Island and north of the Roadrunner Campgrounds.

The body recovered was wearing the identical clothing as Ronald was described as wearing the day of the drowning. The body was removed from the lake and conveyed to the office of the Maricopa County Medical Examiner.

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