May 252014

Authorities say a man had to be pulled from a lake east of the Valley Sunday morning.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s spokesman Chris Hegstrom said that around 11:30 a.m. the man jumped off a 100 foot cliff into about 17 feet of water at Apache Lake.

The victim was under water for about eight minutes, according to Hegstrom.

Bystanders pulled him out of the water and began “working on him,” Hegstrom said.

He was air-lifted to the hospital where he died.

The victim was identified Sunday night as 50-year-old Kelson Blair of Star Valley.

via MCSO: Man dies after jumping off cliff at Apache Lake

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