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Arizona drowning victim identified as Cynthia Marin of La Mesa: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office

Arizona's Mohave County Sheriff's Office searches for drowning victim, later identified as a La Mesa woman (Photo: Mohave County Sheriff's Office)

SAN DIEGO (FOX 5/KUSI) — A La Mesa woman reportedly drowned at a popular Arizona lake over the weekend. Mohave County Sheriff's Office.

Deputies with the Mohave County Sheriff's Office responded to a report of a possible drowning near the Islander Resort RV Park on Lake Havasu, a popular vacation spot in western Arizona, around 2 p.m. Sunday. I complied.


Upon arrival, authorities learned that the woman had jumped from a boat on the lake to swim, but her life jacket had not been properly secured and came loose and fell off. She panicked and went under the water, the sheriff's office said.

Divers from the Mohave County Sheriff's Office Diving Rescue and Recovery Team, along with a CareFlight helicopter, searched the area but were unable to immediately locate her. The woman was later located at a depth of 42 feet using sonar equipment, authorities said.

The woman was later identified by Arizona law enforcement as Cynthia Marin, 49, of La Mesa, California.

The investigation into Marin's death continues.

This story is broken. Stay tuned to FOX 5/KUSI for the latest developments.

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