Scottsdale man dies after jumping off cliff at Saguaro Lake

SAGUARO LAKE, AZ - A man has died after jumping from a cliff at Saguaro Lake Saturday afternoon.

According to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, witnesses said a 42-year-old Scottsdale man climbed a cliff between 20 and 25 feet high with his friends and jumped into the water.

The victim did a flip off the cliff near Sandy Beach and hit the water landing on his back.

Witnesses told deputies he resurfaced briefly and then went under water where he remained until sheriff’s divers located and recovered his body.

Authorities have not released the victim’s name.

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