Man dies after leaping from 50ft cliff at Lake Powell in Utah

The physique of an Ohio man who died after leaping from a 50-foot cliff into Lake Powell in Utah has been recovered, authorities mentioned.

Cory Ryan Ehrnschwender, 36, died after leaping into the lake close to Buoy 89 within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area at about 11.45am on Thursday, in response to a press launch from the National Park Service (NPS).

Witnesses known as 911 after Ehrnschwender didn’t resurface, prompting a search by park rangers, officers from the Utah Department of Natural Resources and Kane County Sheriff’s Office.

Specialists from the Utah Department of Public Safety Dive Team resumed the search on Friday and situated his physique through sonar in 30 ft of water, the NPS mentioned.

His physique was taken to Bullfrog, Utah, earlier than being switch to the Utah State Medical Examiner in Salt Lake City for an post-mortem, officers mentioned.

No reason behind dying has been launched. An investigation by the NPS, the sheriff’s workplace and Utah State Medical Examiner’s Office is underway.

The NPS warned the general public that it’s unlawful to leap from cliffs, ledges or man-made buildings from a peak of 15 ft or larger into Lake Powell.

Water ranges at Lake Powell have fallen precipitously in recent times on account of a two-decade “megadrought” within the southwest.

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