May 062012

Authorities say a 30-year-old man drowned Sunday afternoon while swimming at Lake Pleasant.

Maricopa County Sheriff’s officials said the accident happened around 3:45 p.m. in the area of Fireman’s Cove.

Police said the man was at the lake fishing with friends. Witnesses said he was swimming in the lake with a fishing pole in his hands, when he tried to reach an island area.

The victim’s friends told ABC15 the man suddenly went under water without a struggle. Crews found him 45 minutes later, but it was too late.

Police said the accident is still under investigation.

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