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This is such an erie feeling when you are literally right at the spot where it happened. We were anchored in a cove around 3 dunes only to see/hear multiple emergency craft fly by. We were getting ready to go for a ride so we went to check out all the commotion. This is what it was. Upon arrival at the scene less than 1/2 mile from where we were, LEO's told us to stay back because they were looking for "a missing person" at that point. Over 20 mins. since they last saw him. 4 LEO boats, couple rangers, LHFD rescue boat with divers and the chopper overhead. Prayers go out out to the family and friends touched by this tragedy.

La Habra, Calif., man believed drowned

Staff reports
Saturday, July 4, 2009 5:50 PM MST

Dive teams from five public safety agencies are searching for a boater missing and presumed drowned Saturday.

Lt. Randy Johnson of Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said the call came in at 1:49 p.m. that a 45-year-old La Habra, Calif., man had jumped off a pontoon boat into Lake Havasu near Black Meadow Landing and failed to surface.

“MCSO is being assisted by Bureau of Land Management, Lake Havasu City Fire Department, Buckskin Fire Department and San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Office in a dive rescue operation,” Johnson said.

Divers are searching an area about 100 yards off the shoreline.

The victim’s identity is being withheld pending notification of next-of-kin.
 

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No good, be safe out there....
 

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my friend

This is my friend who drowned. We all stopped to take a dip. Tony jumped in and never came back up. He was a GREAT MAN. Having the time of his life. No, they haven't found him. And NO they are not doing all they can to find him. We searched for him today hours longer than the divers. They were there for an hour or so. We spent all day searching shores on both sides of the lake. Still our friend is missing. Please pray that they find him. A lot of people are missing Tony. I hope no one else has to ever experience this.
 

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This is my friend who drowned. We all stopped to take a dip. Tony jumped in and never came back up. He was a GREAT MAN. Having the time of his life. No, they haven't found him. And NO they are not doing all they can to find him. We searched for him today hours longer than the divers. They were there for an hour or so. We spent all day searching shores on both sides of the lake. Still our friend is missing. Please pray that they find him. A lot of people are missing Tony. I hope no one else has to ever experience this.
I am so sorry to hear of this. Condolences to you, the family and other friends of the deceased.

RIP
 

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This is my friend who drowned. We all stopped to take a dip. Tony jumped in and never came back up. He was a GREAT MAN. Having the time of his life. No, they haven't found him. And NO they are not doing all they can to find him. We searched for him today hours longer than the divers. They were there for an hour or so. We spent all day searching shores on both sides of the lake. Still our friend is missing. Please pray that they find him. A lot of people are missing Tony. I hope no one else has to ever experience this.
Very sorry for your loss.:( This exact same thing happened last summer at the lake i go to in the sierras.24 yr old man jumped into the water from a toon and never came back up.Baffling and tragic.RIP Tony.:(
 

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This is my friend who drowned. We all stopped to take a dip. Tony jumped in and never came back up. He was a GREAT MAN. Having the time of his life. No, they haven't found him. And NO they are not doing all they can to find him. We searched for him today hours longer than the divers. They were there for an hour or so. We spent all day searching shores on both sides of the lake. Still our friend is missing. Please pray that they find him. A lot of people are missing Tony. I hope no one else has to ever experience this.
havasubaby, so sorry for the loss of your friend this past weekend --- hopefully you will get some closure ..... you had mentioned you hope no one else ever has to experience this, could you please inform us on the situation, to look out for ?? i have people jumping off my boat constantly, everytime we stop !!! was it shallow, did he jump head first, did anyone see him jump, etc. ?? as the "driver" of my boat, i always preach (to myself), "MY boat MY responsibility !! you're right, i would hate to experience this horrific thing to happen ?? good luck !! d-no
 

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havasubaby, so sorry for the loss of your friend this past weekend --- hopefully you will get some closure ..... you had mentioned you hope no one else ever has to experience this, could you please inform us on the situation, to look out for ?? i have people jumping off my boat constantly, everytime we stop !!! was it shallow, did he jump head first, did anyone see him jump, etc. ?? as the "driver" of my boat, i always preach (to myself), "MY boat MY responsibility !! you're right, i would hate to experience this horrific thing to happen ?? good luck !! d-no


Great Post Keys. All of us feel your pain Havasubaby,RIP.
 

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One tragic event after another.... I'm so sorry to hear this.. We all, "just jump off our boats"... It really disturbs me that this stuff happens and it is a normal occurance each and every weekend.

Very sorry for your loss and all that "Tony" touched.. Prayers go out to his family..
 

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This is my friend who drowned. We all stopped to take a dip. Tony jumped in and never came back up. He was a GREAT MAN. Having the time of his life. No, they haven't found him. And NO they are not doing all they can to find him. We searched for him today hours longer than the divers. They were there for an hour or so. We spent all day searching shores on both sides of the lake. Still our friend is missing. Please pray that they find him. A lot of people are missing Tony. I hope no one else has to ever experience this.
Very sorry to hear
 
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