The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has identified the Scottsdale man who drowned at Saguaro Lake Saturday afternoon.
Thomas Martin Huber, 42, was attempting a forward flip as he jumped from a cliff near Sandy Beach, according to Deputy Joaquin Enriquez. The momentum of the flip caused him to over-rotate and land on his back instead of striking the water with his feet.
Huber briefly resurfaced then went under the water.
Witnesses said Huber did not call for help and did not appear to be in distress.
Witnesses attempted to locate and recover Huber, but they were unable to do so.
MCSO Lake Patrol divers responded to the scene and located Huber in approximately 8 feet of water. Enriquez said the current had carried Huber a short distance downstream from where he had initially entered the water.
No obvious signs of trauma were found. His body was taken to the medical examiner’s office for further investigation.